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West Fork Cantwell Glacier photo pair
Photo Credits: Stephen R. Capps (1928), Sam Hooper (2011)
Ecoregion: South Central Mountains
Change Type: Glacial thinning and retreat
Glacial thinning and retreatAnimation is available
The icefall and glacier tongue you see here in the upper West Fork Cantwell River watershed flows off a tiny icecap that straddles the crest of the Alaska Range. The icecap also has a tongue that empties into the upper Teklanika Watershed on the other side (north) of the range. As with other small glaciers in Denali this one has continued to thin and retreat in the last 100 years. For another view of this same glacier, type “west+fork+cantwell” into the search box.