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January 27, 2013

Gold Rush Glacier Retreat, Alaska

The headwaters of Porcupine Creek in the Haines Borough of southeast Alaska is an unnamed glacier. Gold Rush Glacier is the name applied here, since there are many Porcupine Creek’s in Alaska but only one featured on the excellent Discovery Channel show Gold Rush. Gold Rush Glacier is comprised of an eastern and western glacier that in 1986 joined at the terminus. The glacier begins amid a series of peaks …