Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hike to Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

The photo above was taken in Glacier National Park, Montana, this past summer on a hike to Iceberg Lake. It’s about a 10 mi (16 km) roundtrip hike to the lake. Stunning views abound along the way, such as Ptarmigan Wall shown above. Though the glaciers have been receding in Glacier National Park for a number of decades, patches of seasonal snow can be found above the tree line, even in August. The altitude of the tree line here, often subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa), may be 10,000 ft (3,050 m) or higher on south or west facing slopes. Note the bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax), in the final stages of blooming, on either side of the trail. Photo taken on July 17, 2013.

Glacier National Park, Montana Coordinates: 48.696667, -113.718333
Photographer: Susanne Strickland, used with permission

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Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.