Nisqually Glacier terminus - 197805LJW

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The Nisqually Glacier is one of the largest glaciers on the southern slopes of Mount Rainier. The glacier has retreated up the valley since this photo was taken, but at the same time it also appears the glacier is getting thicker. Records do show that the glacier has advanced and retreated in pulses over several years period. This is bit of an enigma as most glaciers in our region are retreating. There may be more at work here than just climate changes.

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Comments (9)

Laurel211 on December 2, 2010

Interesting stuff Larrry and wonderful photo.

Abdullah kıyga on December 2, 2010

Excellent composition and topic, LIKED .- Greetings from Turkey

Cleo McCall on December 2, 2010

A great shot, Larry! Like

Regards, Cleo

Nick Weall on December 2, 2010

A menacing great glacier Larry ~ well caught ~ A Golden Star and like for this fine shot ~ best wishes ~ nick

Larry Workman QIN on December 3, 2010

Thank you very much Laurel, abdullah, Cleo and Nick!

Joel Skok on December 10, 2010

As always, I like your comments every bit as much as the photo. Geography comes alive on your pages, my friend. Greetings from the chilly Midwest

Larry Workman QIN on December 12, 2010


Thank you Bruce and Joel!

Jim Dockery on April 12, 2013

Nice shot Larry. I was skiing there about a week ago and we cruised by on the left side of the glacier all the way to the bridge. I think the terminus has melted back lower at this point.

Larry Workman QIN on April 13, 2013

Hi Jim. Thanks for you interesting comment. Larry

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Photo taken in Mount Rainier National Park, Deadhorse Creek Trail, Ashford, WA 98304, USA
Mount Rainier National Park

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  • Uploaded on December 1, 2010
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    by Larry Workman QIN
    • Camera: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED