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PostSun Jun 26, 2022 9:26 am 
Carbon Glacier September 1971
August 1972
September 1974
1971-1974 above (1974 was the lowest advance) then it retreated...
September 1974
September 1974
June 1977
June 1977
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1980

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PostSat Jul 02, 2022 12:31 pm 
Thanks for those old photos. Am I right in thinking based on your photos that the Carbon Glacier was advancing during this period? It would be fun if someone could post current photos for comparison.

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PostTue Jul 05, 2022 11:29 am 
I can do that.

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PostThu Jul 07, 2022 4:58 am 
Global warming right Tom?

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PostThu Jul 07, 2022 11:05 am 
Yes and no. Drift to AGW, models, predictions, public policy, etc. would be off limits but I don't see user contributed observations illustrating glacial retreat or advance to be all that contentious.

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PostThu Jul 07, 2022 12:23 pm 
I can change that, and manage to find a way to blame our governor and dictator.

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PostThu Jul 07, 2022 1:18 pm 
Not sure why you would want to. I'd think historical images / comparisons would be of interest no matter what your beliefs are. I suppose the topic could be contentious to any who don't believe glaciers have retreated, but I think the debate tends to be about the other stuff (causes, predictions, public policy, etc).

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PostThu Aug 04, 2022 8:45 am 
yes it was advanceinng 1974 looked like the extreme point even in my other pictures its left side was mowing down the alder trees that were there

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PostSun Jan 01, 2023 10:33 am 
The top photo is from a friend of mine, taken last summer. McCartney Pk & former Lillian Glacier

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PostSun Jan 01, 2023 10:58 am 
I don't have photos. But memories of walking in the Paradise Ice caves as a kid in the '60s vs doing a ski tour today and having to travel essentially to Cowlitz Gap before reaching the lowest extent of ice on the Paradise Glacier. The Paradise has retreated over 3/4 mile and 600 vft in the last 6 decades. In the valley below Cowlitz gap the ice used to be hundreds of feet thick and now there is no ice.

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PostSat Aug 26, 2023 7:38 am 
Article in today's Times citing Mauri's work and observations. End of an epoch? King County may be down to its last glacier
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“Only Lynch Glacier remains an active glacier,” he said. “That one still has a chance to sustain itself for a time. It’s effectively the last functional glacier left in King County, flowing west toward Puget Sound.”

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PostSat Aug 26, 2023 9:03 am 
Thanks, everybody, for the old photos. What a striking change! frown.gif

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PostTue Sep 05, 2023 10:25 am 
I stumbled on this aerial shot by Long Beach Nguyen of the glacier on Bacon Peak above Green Lake and was shocked to see how much the glacier has receded in the last 10 years. There seems to be a bonafide lake up there now at the snout of the glacier. 15 years ago the glacier extended all the way down to the small lakelets above Bacon Laken.
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Here's a ground level view from 2012 where the snout was still not far from the lakelets. https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8001042#&pid=8060393839 On the upside I guess there's one more lake to savor now. I've always thought about where I might want my ashes spread and that particular spot ranks high on the list.

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PostMon Sep 11, 2023 10:54 am 
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