Grinnell And Salamander Glaciers, Soon Things Of The Past
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Grinnell and Salamander Glaciers, Soon Things of the Past
Grinell Glacier lies on the flank of Mount Gould. Before 1929, Grinnell Glacier used to encompass Salamander Glacier. Now Salamander rests alone on a shelf about Grinnell. In 1850, at the end of small Ice Age, Grinnell was estimated to measure about 710 acres. Between 1966 and 2003, it lost 40% of its acreage and in 2005, it was listed as 152 acres. Photographs from the 1930s onward show the decline (https://www.e-education.psu.edu/earth103/node/767). If carbon dioxide levels increase at worse case scenarios, all the glaciers in Glacier National Park will be gone by 2030.
The glacier lies the end of Grinnell Glacier hike, which is six miles in, six miles out an gains 1800 feet . The highest elevation reached is 6515 feet.
Copyrighted - Belinda Greb
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Nature, animals, beauty have been a source of nourishment throughout my life. Photography allows me to capture, interpret, and share that world of wonder I see about me, and sometimes use what I capture as an inspiration to create something new, by incorporating other exposures, textures or brushwork.
September 16th, 2015
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