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December 27, 2012
Roosevelt Glacier Retreat, Mount Baker, Washington
Roosevelt Glacier is on the northwest side of Mount Baker, Washington with its accumulation zone joined with the Coleman Glacier. My first visit to Roosevelt Glacier was in 1984, when the glacier had just completed a 30 year period of advance from 1949-1979. Since 1979 the glacier has been retreating, image below. This post examines Google Earth imagery from 1993, 2003 and 2009 along with field observations from the glacier. …