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Timpanogos Glacier as it appears in August 1908. BYU Photo archives, photographer unknown. Photo is for my article 100 years on the Timpanogos Glacier.

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Dmitry PrussI've seen some crevasses

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of this kind on this would-be Glacier last July. It was a high snow year, and only a chimney of the Emerald Lake shelter was popping thru the snow.

One group of fissures circled the lake - it was just the lake ice caving in of course. A much wider fissure, more like the one in this image, emerged from a partial collapse of the cornice some 10 ft below the Glacier Saddle.
Although neither place seem to be an exact match of this image (lakeshores are generally less steep and the saddle is somewhat more steep), my point is that you don't have to have a glacier to see crevasses.
Posted Apr 5, 2006 7:42 pm

ScottRe: I've seen some crevasses

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Indeed. There were also some small bergschrunds and "crevasses" in the heavy snow year of 1993 (look close upper right of my photo where the sun meets the shadow).

Below is a "crevasse" in Colorado last year:

"Crevasse"

Old timers tell of at least three "real" glaciers that existed in Utah before the 1930's. The Timpanogos, American Fork Twins, and Red Castle Lake apparently all had genuine glaciers 100 years ago. The book Canyon Country Geology states that glaciers even existed in the La Sal Mountains as late as the 1800's and at the end of what was known as the "Little Ice Age".
Posted Apr 5, 2006 8:14 pm

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ScottSubmitted by Scott
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