The Disappearing Glaciers of Glacier National Park

The Disappearing Glaciers of Glacier National Park

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A Common Question

It's now becoming a common question among both first-time and long-time Glacier National Park visitors: "What will the park be called when the glaciers are all gone?"


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Marmaduke - Mar 3, 2010 2:10 am - Voted 10/10

I'll give you a 10...but

I'm not going to get into the politics of global warmimg. Using W as a bullet point for this is a joke. However, all else was very good, well written, great points, wonderful photos and a topic we should be very concerned about. Very good, but a unwarranted cheap shot at W wasn't needed.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Mar 3, 2010 7:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I'll give you a 10...but

That part was just sarcastic. Honestly. Somewhere in the article, I stated that I didn't want to get into the politics, either. So that really was a joke that was meant to be seen from both sides. Maybe I should add in a quip about Al Gore, too.

Thanks for reading the article and commenting.

Edit: Added something on Gore.


Marmaduke - Mar 3, 2010 12:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I'll give you a 10...but

Sorry Bob I missed that it was sarcasism. Again, nice article.

mauri pelto

mauri pelto - Apr 25, 2010 4:31 pm - Voted 7/10

A few of them are not going away soon

Take a look at your picture of Blackfoot Glacier. Does it look like it is on its last legs? It is still sizable and crevassed, indicating some life. Since 1966 it has lost 23% of its area, according to NOROCK. The largest glacier is Harrison Glacier which has lost just 9% of its area since 1966 according to NOROCK. Harrison Glacier is not going to disappear anytime soon. All but three of the remaining GNP glaciers are disappearing fast, but that they will all disappear by 2030 is just not realistic.

Josh Calico

Josh Calico - Jan 16, 2011 4:12 pm - Voted 10/10

So sad

I visited Glacier National Park from Going to the Sun road and at Logan Pass was wondering where the big glaciers were. There was Sperry and that was about it. We were more entertained with the wildlife and grassy mountains than the glaciers of the park.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 17, 2011 10:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: So sad

Unless you're on the peaks themselves, Logan Pass isn't a good place to see the glaciers. But it is sad to see the glaciers keep shrinking. Many are vastly diminished from just 50 years ago.

mauri pelto

mauri pelto - Mar 31, 2011 9:55 am - Voted 7/10

Thanks for efforts

Used your picture of Sperry Glacier to update post, also new post on Old sun glacier

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Apr 7, 2011 8:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks for efforts

Cool, and thanks for the credit!

OCM - Feb 7, 2019 3:37 am - Hasn't voted


Thanks For Informative Articles

Luke Warmwater

Luke Warmwater - Jun 12, 2019 3:10 am - Hasn't voted

Glacier Park

Is there any chance the glaciers will return?

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