Ground Truth Trekking

Ice face

Pits seared out by the blinding sun show where sediment is more concentrated in the ice, providing dark material to absorb the sun. We passed this face twice, a week apart, and even in that time, in the cold fall, we could see changes. Comparing the present to an image from 4 years ago on Google Earth, this ice face was barely emerging from alder forest then. Read more about our Life on Ice expedition.

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By Bretwood HigmanErin McKittrickGround Truth Trekking

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