Glaciers

Photo: Fox Glacier Glacier = a slowly moving river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow Wikipedia: Glacier = Persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Elsewhere on …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. Key Links nps.gov/glac/index.htm Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Pinterest @GlacierNPS Tweets …

New Zealand’s Glaciers

Photo: Fox Glacier New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Glaciers are located on the South Island. The two main glacier towns of the West Coast, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, are surprisingly temperate considering the proximity to ancient glaciers and the chilly and beautiful Southern Alps. Elsewhere on the Web glaciercountry.co.nz – @glaciercountry2 Fox Glacier Webcam West …