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December 26, 2011
Lewis Glacier Disappears, North Cascades, Washington
In 1985 during my second visit to the Lewis Glacier, North Cascades, Washington was the first time I confronted the idea of a glacier disappearing. We were able to peer down several crevasses and see the bottom of the Lewis Glacier, measurements indicated a maximum depth of 12 meters over an area the size of a football field. This glacier had been selected for the North Cascade Glacier Climate Projects’s …