I had a few more pictures of the glaciers on Mt. Rainier I thought I would share. I was reading yesterday that there used to be ice caves that hikers could head to in the summer. Global warming has caused these ice caves to disappear. Very sad, but true. If the number of waterfalls coming off of the glacier at the end of September on Mt. Rainier is any indication of climate change, we are in trouble of losing even more wonders this national park has to offer.
The day we were at the park we saw snowboarders and skiers taking advantage of the late (or early) season snow. We also think we saw a group of scientists out on one of the glaciers. It was hard to tell though. They definitely hadn’t left any noticeable tracks like the boarders were.
We do have another park with popular ice caves that we will have to try to explore next year. I don’t want to miss out on a chance to see them before they too disappear. I hear Glacier National Park may only last 10 more years. I really hope that’s not true. I’m not taking any chances. We’ll be headed that way in the next 5 hopefully.
What natural wonders are you headed to in the next year?