Salmon Glacier

December 18, 2007


Provided and copyright by: Paul Greenhalgh, Fraser Valley Astronomers Soc.
Summary authors & editors: Paul Greenhalgh

Salmon Glacier in Hyder, Alaska (near the border with British Columbia, Canada) is an awe inspiring ice system that over thousands of years has carved through the Coast Mountains, turning solid rock into rubble. This scenic glacier is located at 56 degrees north latitude and can be viewed along an approximately a 22 mile (35 km) drive on narrow, gravel roads that lead the observer from the glacier's ablation area to its accumulation area. The panoramic photo above was taken on August 13, 2007.