Monday, October 15, 2012

Rock Glacier

As glaciers in the lower 48 are headed to extinction, we are left with remnants of them--formations that are known as "rock glaciers". I was vaguely aware of these things until I read a great article about them on Summitpost.

So--keeping with my current writing work-load that is preventing detailed blogging--here is a photo I took of just such a rock glacier at Blue Lakes in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness in Colorado.

Rock Glacier, Blue Lakes.

The field of rubble that shows obvious flow patterns leading down to Blue Lakes. This field of talus and ground-up rock was once the path used by the now-vanished ice glacier that has since vanished.

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