Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes (Some rights reserved) With more than 700 miles (1,125km) of trails, Glacier National Park – nps.gov/glac – is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Hop on the Island Explorer! Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9L4rMLYC3AEFdyoT8 Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] HeadlinesNew superintendent hopes to bring cooperative approach to Glacier National ParkGlacier National …

Glaciers

Photo: Bill Green (Some rights reserved) 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 …

New Zealand’s Glaciers

Photo: Ron Mader, 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. HeadlinesEnd of the ice: New Zealand’s vanishing glaciers – …