Grinnell Glacier 1911 - 2016

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The historic image shows how the upper bench of ice flowed into the main body of Grinnell Glacier.  By the early 1920s, the glacier’s volume had been reduced to the point that the two pieces became disconnected.  The upper bench, considered a separate glacier, was later renamed The Salamander Glacier for its salamander-like profile against the headwall.  The Continental Divide runs along the ridge above the glaciers.


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Grinnell Glacier, GNP 1911 - 2016 animation

Grinnell Glacier, GNP 1911 - 2016 animation(Public domain.)


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