A Wilderness of Rock and Ice

This is a stitch of two pictures and better viewed in "Orig."

From left to right, this panorama to the south from Dragon's Tail includes the following peaks: Mount Jackson, Gunsight Mountain, and Mount Edwards.

Small glaciers that are no longer technically glaciers hug Jackson's slopes; massive Sperry Glacier, one of the park's largest remaining glaciers, sprawls below Gunsight, with the glacier-fed lakes of Sperry Basin below.

In the foreground is another erstwhile glacier; although it still has ice and crevasses, it no longer meets the technical criteria for a glacier-- at least 100' thick, moving downhill, and at least 25 acres in area.

Glacier National Park, MT-- August 2009

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