Saturday, July 17, 2010

Logan's Pass, Glacier National Park, MT

Glacier National Park
Glacier is a natural laboratory and students and scientists use its resources to learn more about the world we live in.
Little Ice Age
The extent of mountain glaciers had been mapped by the late 19th century. In both the north and the south temperate zones, snowlines (the boundaries separating zones of net accumulation from those of net ablation) were about 100 m lower than they were in 1975.[19] In Glacier National Park, the last episode of glacier advance came in the late 18th and early 19th century.[20]
Weeping wall
Haystack Creek, Going to the Sun road

cranky gopher
Ranger Led Talk: goodbye to the glaciers
The glaciers of Glacier National Park are quickly disappearing due to the effects of global climate change. Join us for an update on where the glaciers are headed, what their leaving will mean for the park, and what you might be able to do to
Yes, there was still snow up there.
Yes, there was LOTS of snow...
Yes the snow was VERY VERY COLD and hard to walk on.

the baby goat was really cute.
Hidden Lake
Hidden Lake trail: 3 miles round trip
Animals seen: Gophers and Goats, Ravens and Big Horn Sheep