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Igloo area photo pair
Photo Credits: M. C. Edmunds (B88-12-108, Anchorage Museum) (1931), Layne Adams (2001)
Ecoregion: Alaska Range Mountains
Change Type: No apparent changes
No apparent changes
This photo pair shows a small bridge spanning a creek in the Igloo Canyon area. The road has been built up considerably and the bridge replaced in the 70 years between photos, as was necessary to provide safe access to the buses that now shuttle eager visitors throughout the park. The slope visible behind the bridge appears to be more shrubby in the later photo than the earlier one, perhaps indicating that this subalpine area is undergoing a series of changes that may eventually reduce its subalpine character.