On Glacial Time - Grinnell Glacier by JamesA1

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After a long hike to Grinnell Glacier…it is time to take a nap on the rocky shores of Upper Grinnell Lake. In the background a lone waterfall drains what is left of Salamander Glacier into the Upper Grinnell Lake. Grinnell Glacier is mostly a lake now as it has slowly melted away thru the centuries. The glacier has been one of the most photographed glaciers in the park and many of these photographs date back to the mid 19th century and when compared with images taken over subsequent years, the glacier has obviously retreated substantially. In 1850, at the end of what has been referred to as the Little Ice Age, Grinnell Glacier measured 710 acres (2.9 km2), including the area of The Salamander Glacier, an ice apron or shelf glacier that used to be attached to Grinnell, but is now separate. By 1993, Grinnell Glacier measured 220 acres (0.89 km2) and The Salamander measured 57 acres (0.23 km2).4 Between 1966 and 2005, Grinnell Glacier lost almost 40 percent of its acreage.2 Glaciologists have predicted that all the glaciers in the park, including Grinnell, will disappear by the year 2030. (from wikipedia). Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

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  • Jessica Dzupina
    Jessica Dzupinaabout 3 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago


    NOVEMBER 11th, 2011
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    Mary

  • Thanks Mary…that’s awesome!

    – JamesA1

  • wonk71
    wonk71almost 3 years ago

    Well done your work is part of the Snaptacular group Features collection for the week ending 17/2/2012

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 2 years ago


    12/16/12

  • Thanks for feature Karen!

    – JamesA1

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