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SaintgrizzlyLower 48 Glacier Info of Interest

Saintgrizzly

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Here's a link (see below) to current glaciation infomation in the U.S. Lower 48. Wyoming and Montana, of course, top the Rockies in glacial area (actually, have more square kilometers of glaciers than any other state except Washington, which is in a class by itself). Interesting that the Wyoming glacier total is less than 5 square kilometers more than that of Montana—but note that not all glaciers in those states are in the Wind River Range or GNP. Gannett Glacier, with an area of 3.3 kilometers is currently the largest U.S. Rocky Mountain glacier. I have been unable to locate an accurate glacial area figure isolating a total for either the Winds or GNP.

The consensus (which I don't dispute) seems to be that the Winds have more glacier area than GNP, but I've never seen documented sources on such (although the Winds do NOT have more than the rest of the U.S. Rockies combined—that claim should be removed from the body of the page). Also, the rapid melting of GNP's glaciers has been widely discussed and researched for many years; I know the same is occurring in the Winds, but have never seen information as to the rapidity and extent of glacier disappearance from that mountain range. The elevation in the Winds is higher than in GNP, which one would assume to affect the rate of melting. Anyway, I find all this stuff fascinating....Link to Glacier Research
Posted Mar 9, 2009 3:49 pm

Matt LemkeRe: Lower 48 Glacier Info of Interest

Matt Lemke

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Fixed everything Saintgrizzly mentioned above
Posted May 10, 2014 1:39 am

rockthrowjoeOff Trail Guidebook

rockthrowjoe

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Matt,
There is an excellent and amazingly comprehensive "Off Trail" hiking Guidebook for the Wind River Range.
"Beyond Trails in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming
Off Trail Routes for the Advanced Backpacker"
By: Nancy Pallister
Here is the direct link to the authors page where she sells it.
http://www.mcreynoldscpa.com/BeyondTrails#Guidebook
Here is a link to buy it directly from the publisher. http://www.graydogpress.com/bookstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8
Posted May 12, 2014 6:04 pm

Matt LemkeRe: Off Trail Guidebook

Matt Lemke

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Thanks Jed! I will add the info to the page
Posted May 12, 2014 6:37 pm

brucegMusembeah or Hooker?

bruceg

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Matt: Great update to the Wind River page.

It looks like the photo shown for the West Buttress of Musembeah is actually looking at Mount Hooker.

Posted Jun 5, 2014 4:22 pm

Matt LemkeRe: Musembeah or Hooker?

Matt Lemke

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Thanks! Yeah I wasn't able to find a photo of Musembeah if you have one feel free to upload it and I'll put it up
Posted Jun 10, 2014 2:50 pm

Neil AlbaughWildlife

Neil Albaugh

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In addition to the native wildlife mentioned here, let me add Mountain Lions. Back in 1968 (the olden days) two friends and I encountered a lion in a clearing just below the saddle of Horse Ridge. The lion sat and stared at us until I made a move to get my camera out of my pack and in a flash he was gone. I don't know if they inhabit the Wind River Range these days; maybe someone can comment on this.

Regards, Neil Albaugh
Posted Jun 15, 2014 9:00 pm

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