Swiftcurrent Glacier 1910 - 2016

Science Center Objects

In 1910, the year Glacier National Park was established, Swiftcurrent Glacier filled this hanging valley just below the Continental Divide.  In 2016, it is obvious where the glacier has receded from the cliff edge and lateral moraine that once defined its extent.  Swiftcurrent fire lookout can be seen on top of the pyramid-shaped mountain in the 2016 photo.  

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Swiftcurrent Glacier 1910 - 2016 animation
Swiftcurrent Glacier 1910 - 2016 animation
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