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The Glacier on Wheeler Peak, NV

 
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The Glacier on Wheeler Peak, NV

The glacier on Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, NV, is the only glacier in Nevada. The glacier is mostly covered by talus, hence it's often referred to as a rock glacier. The summit of Wheeler Peak is above the clouds on the right side of the image. However, the traditional route to the peak is along the top of the headwall, continuing off the image to the right. Imaged in August 2007.

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cp09153, 2, 1...

cp0915

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Countdown til someone starts to argue that it's not a "real" glacier.

(Nice TR and photos, by the way.)
Posted Sep 24, 2007 3:57 pm

Mark DoironRe: 3, 2, 1...

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Yes, this does pale in comparison to some of the wonderful glaciers I see posted to SP. Thanks for looking and reading! --mark d.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 5:53 pm

vancouver islanderSometimes referred to as a "dry" glacier

vancouver islander

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Common at the lower ends of the big Himalayan glaciers eg the Ngozumpa Glacier south of Gokyo in the Solu Khumbu.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 12:40 pm

BobSmithThis one...

BobSmith

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is fading fast. The latest photo I've seen of it there is almost no snow or ice visible anymore. They say it will be nothing but a rubble field by 2020.
Posted Aug 1, 2015 5:31 pm

BobSmithThis one...

BobSmith

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is fading fast. The latest photo I've seen of it there is almost no snow or ice visible anymore. They say it will be nothing but a rubble field by 2020.
Posted Aug 1, 2015 5:31 pm

Mark DoironRe: This one...

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I drove by there just two weeks ago and there was no snow or ice to be seen from the highway.
Posted Aug 2, 2015 4:18 am

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Mark DoironSubmitted by Mark Doiron
on Sep 24, 2007 2:13 pm

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Lat/Lon: 39.00725°N / 114.31094°W
Object Title: The Glacier on Wheeler Peak, NV

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