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May 1, 2013

Hidden Creek Glacier Thinning, North Cascades, Washington

Hidden Creek Glacier is northeast of Baker Lake on the west slope of Mount Hagan in the North Cascades of Washington. We began measuring the retreat of this glacier in 1985, with periodic visits since. Pelto and Hedlund (2001) examined the terminus response time of 38 North Cascade glaciers, where we could determine the terminus history for the 1890-1998 period. The glaciers exhibit three distinct patterns (Table 3): 1) Retreat …