This picture was taken near the melting end of the Grinnell Glacier,
and looks up towards the top of it. The mountain behind the glacier is
Mt. Gould - which provides the needed shade to allow the glacier to form
and also works as a windbreak - allowing the snow during the winter months
to pile up the snow down in the basin. Unfortunately, the warming climate
is taking over. It is estimated that within the next 50 years the Grinnell
likely to be nothing more than a semi-permanent snowfield.
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