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White River Glacier in 2015

A little over a century ago, the White River Glacier on Mount Hood filled the canyon. Repeat photographs of White River Glacier taken in 1902 and 2015 highlight some of the changes on Mount Hood. The most obvious change is the loss of ice volume in White River canyon and inside the crater. Recent changes over the past few years…

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Tracking Harry Reid’s Glaciers

For the past few years I have been tracking Harry Reid’s glaciers. Harry Fielding Reid was a geologist who studied, among other things, glaciers. In 1901, Reid circumnavigated Mount Hood and Mount Adams to describe and photograph the glaciers. Reid was the first person in the US to establish photograph “stations” of glaciers for the purpose of repeating in the…

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130 Years of Change at Dana Glacier

Dana Glacier has a rich history of repeat photography. Owing greatly to its relative ease of access from Tioga Pass, the glacier has the greatest number of repeat photographs of any glacier in the Sierra Nevada. Israel Cook Russell first photographed Dana Glacier in 1883 while conducting surveys for the USGS. Little did he know that one of his photos…