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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cp0915

cp0915 - Sep 24, 2007 3:57 pm - Voted 10/10

3, 2, 1...

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

(Nice TR and photos, by the way.)

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Sep 24, 2007 5:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 3, 2, 1...

Yes, this does pale in comparison to some of the wonderful glaciers I see posted to SP. Thanks for looking and reading! --mark d.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 25, 2007 12:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Sometimes referred to as a "dry" glacier

Common at the lower ends of the big Himalayan glaciers eg the Ngozumpa Glacier south of Gokyo in the Solu Khumbu.

BobSmith

BobSmith - Aug 1, 2015 5:31 pm - Voted 10/10

This one...

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.

BobSmith

BobSmith - Aug 1, 2015 5:31 pm - Voted 10/10

This one...

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.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 2, 2015 4:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This one...

I drove by there just two weeks ago and there was no snow or ice to be seen from the highway.

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