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September 11, 2013

Kintla Glacier Retreat, Glacier National Park, Montana

There continues to be a persistent misperception that all glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana will be gone by 2030, I get asked that by journalists frequently, and when I point out that is not the case, they are surprised. The number of glaciers has declined from 150 to less than 30 today, and most of those are doing poorly, however, there are a few that are retreating relatively slowly …


March 31, 2011

Old Sun Glacier Glacier National Park slow retreat

In Glacier National Park, MT all glaciers have been retreating. From 1850 to the present the number of glaciers has been reduced from 150 to 25. There are a few glacier such as Old Sun Glacier that have been retreating quite slowly since 1966 when the USGS maps were completed and are not disappearing anytime soon. Old Sun Glacier faces northeast and terminates at 8200 feet. This is a higher …