Nisqually Glacier

pd Author: Mount Rainier National Park from Ashford, WA, United States
pd Author: Mount Rainier National Park from Ashford, WA, United States
pd Author: Alvin H. Waite
pd Author: Albert Henry Barnes

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Nisqually Icefall, Disappointment Cleaver Route, Paradise, Pierce County, Washington, USA

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Description Nisqually Glacier

The Nisqually Glacier is one of the larger glaciers on the southwestern face of Mount Rainier in the U.S. state of Washington. The glacier is one of the most easily viewed on the mountain, and is accessible from the Paradise visitor facilities in Mount Rainier National Park. The glacier has had periods of advance and retreat since 1850 when it was much more extensive. It is currently retreating. Measurements made at 9,200 feet (2,800 m) altitude show that glacier got 56 ft (17 m) thicker between

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