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Thayer Glacier cave

Standing in a narrow ice cave within the Thayer Glacier in the Three Sisters Wilderness near Sisters, Oregon.  The glacier is hardly much as it has melted into a large tarn on the east side of North Sister.  There is snowpack above the glacier that has meltwater coming down with just enough exposure from the sun & heat that it is flowing underneath the glacier & hollowing it out, creating this unique cave.  This cave is roughly about 500 feet in length leading to daylight above w/ a few areas to stand as you crawl up in elevation.  The area is dangerous of course, but a unique environment to be in.  One can follow the stream & meander around large boulders (including ones embedded in the ice) as the air has a strange way of rotating b/w funnelling warm air outside & dense foggy cold air within.  Tints of clear ice can be found in several areas.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20756x10378
Taken: 06/09/2018
Uploaded: 12/09/2018


Tags: thayer glacier; cave; ice; oregon; three sisters wilderness; underground; stream; runoff; hollow; north sister
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