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Herbst Glacier

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Type  Mountain glacier
Status  Retreating
Terminus  Moraine and talus
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Location  Glacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, U.S.
Area  Approximately 13 acres (5.3 ha) in 2005
Similar  Red Eagle Glacier, Grant Glacier, Ahern Glacier, Chaney Glacier, Old Sun Glacier

Herbst Glacier is located in the US state of Montana in Glacier National Park. The glacier is northeast of Mount Custer and lies above Lake Nooney at an elevation between 7,000 ft (2,100 m) and 8,000 ft (2,400 m) above sea level. Immediately east of the Continental Divide, the glacier covers an area of approximately 13 acres (5.3 ha) and does not meet the threshold of 25 acres (10 ha) often cited as being the minimum size to qualify as an active glacier. Between 1966 and 2005, the glacier lost almost 70 percent of its acreage.

Map of Herbst Glacier, Montana 59417, USA


Herbst Glacier Wikipedia