South Cascade Lake and Glacier

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Randy T (Randylikest… on November 21, 2012
  • This photo shows South Cascade Lake taken from Le Conte Peak.
  • I have included a Slide Show of the The Ptarmigan Traverse, I hope you enjoy it.

Randy

Joel Skok on November 25, 2012

One thing that amazes me is how the silty sediment stays suspended in what appears to be a body of water with little movement. Any thoughts on the matter? LIKE

Luca78 on December 19, 2012

Like!!!Greetings from Italia

Randy T (Randylikest… on December 21, 2012

Joel,

  • Interesting ideas to ponder. I would imagine that the very fine silt would be homogeneous and not sink with slight stirring currents. I have not given it much thought; it seems reasonable.

  • I do like the colors. Some of the colors can be amazing. Also, what I find interesting is how sediments fill delta areas and choke of lakes into marsh areas and grassy areas. This photo is a good example of the filling process. Some deltas such as the Mississippi have very predictable fill rates. Many of these high lakes are now free from permanent ice and are currently filling with silt.

  • Not only are sediments filling the lakes, but vegetation of the newly exposed earth are taking root and growing.

Randy

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  • Uploaded on November 21, 2012
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    by Randy T (Randylikest…
    • Taken on 2012/08/10 12:31:52
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100

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