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January 16, 2012

Kennedy Glacier Retreat, Glacier Peak Washington

Kennedy Glacier drains the west side of Glacier Peak, near the headwaters of the Whitechuck River. At the turn of the century C.E. Rusk explored the glaciers around Glacier Peak that were retreating from their Little Ice Age maximum in the mid-19th century. The average retreat of Glacier Peak glaciers from the LIA to the 1958 map positions was 1640 m. From 1950-1955 Richard Hubley, University of Washington, completed the …