Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Typical Hanging Glacier

Where I now live in Provo, Utah, I can see the effects of the glaciers on the mountains. When we recently went around to the backside of Mount Timpanogos, we could see the huge glacial cirque that created the summit ridge. Years ago, there was a permanent snow field in that huge cirque. Some argued that it was the most southern of the glaciers in Utah, but glacier or not, it is almost entirely gone due to the change in the climate. In ancient times, the back and front of Timpanogos probably looked a lot like this Alaskan glacier. Last year, we had very little snow in Utah Valley and they are predicting that this year there might be even less. I guess all the comments we endured about moving to the north and snow will not come true for at least another year or so or never.

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