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June 13, 2010

Grasshopper Glacier Wyoming disappearing

Grasshopper Glacier in the Wind River Range of Wyoming has a southern terminus calving into a lake , sometimes referred to as Klondike Glacier, and a northern terminus. The southern terminus is calving and retreating expanding the unnamed lake it terminates in. The southern glacier has retreated 350 m since 1966. This lakes drains north under the glacier and down the valley under the Grasshopper Glacier. This is quite unusual …