The changing face of Mt. Adams
There is a mystery about the glaciers on Mt. Adams. In the period from 1904 to 2006, Mt. Adams glaciers have shrunk in size by about 50 percent while the nearby glaciers on Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Baker have declined at a slower rate.
That was one of the revelations presented at the first annual “Mount Adams in a Warming Climate” conference held in Trout Lake last Friday. The reason for the more rapid melt down of the Mt. Adams glaciers isn’t well understood, but then again, Mt. Adams, it was revealed, has not had the level of study that its neighboring peaks have had over the years due to its relative inaccessibility.
The status of research on Mt. Adams glaciers was presente...