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Old Sun Glacier

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Type  Mountain glacier
Terminus  Rockfall
Length  .30 mi (0.48 km)
Status  Retreating
Old Sun Glacier wwwsummitpostorgimagesmedium441063JPG
Location  Glacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, U.S.
Area  Approximately 91 acres (0.37 km) in 2005
Similar  Glacier National Park, Ahern Glacier, Red Eagle Glacier, Herbst Glacier, Chaney Glacier

Old Sun Glacier is in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. The glacier is situated immediately to the east and northeast of Mount Merritt at an elevation between 9,400 and 8,600 ft (2,900 and 2,600 m) above sea level. The glacier was named after a sun priest of the Blackfoot called "Ntas", translated to Old Sun. Old Sun Glacier has numerous crevasses and appears to have a healthy accumulation zone. Old Sun Glacier lost 12 percent of its surface area between 1966 and 2005.

Map of Old Sun Glacier, Montana 59417, USA

References

Old Sun Glacier Wikipedia


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