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Wedgemount Glacier midtrek erratics

I returned back to Wedgemount Glacier in Garibaldi Provincial Park near Whistler, British Columbia for an analysis of the ongoing retreat.  Originally I was going to summit Wedge Mountain & had a very clear previous day but had awoken from my campsite this morning to find smoke & haze from fires in the interior part of the province pouring into the region, leaving visibility to less than 3km.  A bit bummed, I opted to go up Parkhurst Mountain instead.  In a way though, the haze gave more of an "icier" effect to the area.  Since a year ago, much of the terminus of Wedgemount Glacier has changed w/ a new lake slowly making an appearance, the glacier is one of the fastest retreating having lost nearly 0.3km distance since the 1980s.  This view is about midway up towards a col b/w Wedge Mountain & Parkhurst Mountain.  One can see a small tarn w/ leftover seracs, this location here shows plenty of erratics & a small frozen stream cutting through the ice w/ plenty of marginal & transverse crevasses in the area.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20756x10378
Taken: 03/08/2017
Uploaded: 03/08/2017


Tags: wedgemount glacier; garibaldi provincial park; british columbia; whistler; mount weart; wedge mountain; erratic; erratics; ice; parkhurst mountain; seracs
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