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last one?
lynch
50%
 50%  [ 5 ]
stuart
30%
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overcoat
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
something else (mt si glacier?)
20%
 20%  [ 2 ]
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PostTue Apr 02, 2019 11:37 am 
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thoughts on which one will be the last to disappear between i-90 and hwy 2? i see three candidates:
1. lynch
2. stuart
3. overcoat

i'm thinking lynch.

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PostTue Apr 02, 2019 12:25 pm 
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I haven't looked at the mass of Lynch vs Stuart, but the latter spends more time in the shade, so I voted for Stuart.

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PostTue Apr 02, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Ice Cliff on Mount Stuart. Big cliffs on 3 sides for shade
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PostTue Apr 02, 2019 4:22 pm 
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For the Ice Cliff or Stuart-- will these still count as glaciers once the mass has shrunk to the point that they no longer form ice at the bottom and creep down the mountain?

Those might remain as permanent snowfield longer, but if the criteria is glacier -- doesn't a lack of movement mean that it no longer a glacier?


But according to UK tabloids, a new ice age is coming and those glaciers are about to go on a growth spurt

https://www.unilad.co.uk/science/scientists-predict-new-ice-age-by-2019-as-sun-goes-blank/
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PostTue Apr 02, 2019 5:36 pm 
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Think I'd lean toward the Lynch just because it seems like it has the edge in terms of mass and the accumulation zones for the glaciers on Stuart aren't very big.

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PostTue Apr 02, 2019 11:19 pm 
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Great post!

Hinman Glacier is apparently gone now. And Chimney Glacier is retreating up its icefall.  I just looked at the Icecliff and Sherpa on GoogleEarth and they look pretty famished as of last summer--like they might go Slesse on some warm summer day. Stuart Glacier looks too convex to survive. Colchuck has been on life support for a couple decades, it seems. Overcoat gets a lot of sun despite its aspect. Finally, Lynch Glacier is still the largest--but the recession plot looks more geometric than all the rest. Sad sad sad.
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