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Updated: Jul 29, 2022


Gannett Glacier, the East Buttress and the Northeast face of Gannett Peak


Last revised: June 15, 2021


This blog is animated by my love of the Wind River Mountains, the glacier heart of these mountains, and my frustration with climate change deniers and skeptics. It highlights photographs and writings by me of the Wind River glaciers. The writings will be diverse, including how to's, adventure stories, philosophic reflections, glaciology, archeology and history, personal narrative. I aim to provide a clearinghouse between you and information about the Wind River glaciers. This is an ongoing project, especially during my summer vacation, and I'm not going to try to pretend I know where I'm going with it. Besides adding new posts, I'll continue to revise existing posts (including this one). For this blog, everything is always under construction.


One of the primary focal points of the blog will be writings about and inspired by the Meier rephotography project, in which I repeat the 1950 photographs of the central Wind River glaciers taken by the glaciologist Mark F. Meier and published in his MS thesis from the [State] University of Iowa, "Glaciers of the Gannett Peak-Fremont Peak Area, Wyoming," 1951. It is well worth checking out for his photos, lovely line drawings, and scientifically careful analysis! Here's the link: https://doi.org/10.17077/etd.jbr57cnd For my photo gallery including before/after images of the glaciers, please see https://www.edsherlinephotography.com/The-Meier-Rephotography-Project/ I would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous support from the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research. Thanks for reading, looking, and engaging!




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Scott Endress
Scott Endress
Jan 26, 2023

Remember this view from a backpack up when I was 14 (group) we skied the glacier. Wow what an experience! Thanks!

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Ed Sherline
Ed Sherline
Jan 26, 2023
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Hi, Thanks so much for checking out the blog, and posting your memory! Back in the early 1950s Floyd Wilson ran a summer camp in the meadow that now bears his name, and the activities included glacier skiing. I bet that they used the slopes around Gannett that you also skied. You're so lucky to have had that experience. Doubt that these slopes are skiable today.

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