Artist Explores the Base of the Kennicott Glacier, Alaska

KennicottLakeGlacier terrain is always changing and the Kennicott is no exception.  This giant glacial moraine made up of both the Kennicott and the Root glaciers, deep in the heart of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska, is receding.   100 years ago it towered approximately 300 feet higher than it is today.  The glacier terminates at the Kennicott river, before the river there are now several large lakes full of melting icebergs that did not exist a few years ago.  I love exploring the rocky soil and watching rocks and moraine calve into the melting ice that is forming these lakes.  The rocky ground is covered with yellow dryas and large boulders made of hundreds of rocks.  RockOfRocksThis is a photo of a boulder that I call a “rock of rocks”.  The geology in the region is spectacular.

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  1. Noella Ross says:

    These are amazing photos, Gail. I would find that most interesting to see and explore.

  2. I think you and Barry would love this place Noella!

  3. Noella Ross says:

    I just know we would, Gail!

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