Lakes Trail, Mazama Ridge. Paradise Valley, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. Mid October.
In mid October huckleberry bushes on the flanks of Mount Rainier (14,411 feet/4392 meters) turn bright red and yellow. Lakes Trail, Mazama Ridge, near Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. Left to right are Wilson Glacier, Nisqually Glacier, Muir Snowfield, Camp Muir, Paradise-Stevens Glacier, Cowlitz Glacier, Ingraham Glacier, Whitman Glacier. Global warming and climate change: Mount Rainier’s glaciers shrank 22% by area and 25% by volume between 1913 and 1994 in conjunction with rising temperatures (Nylen 2004). As of 2009, monitored glaciers are continuing to retreat (NPS). Over the last century, most glaciers have been shrinking across western North America (Moore et al. 2009) and the globe (Lemke et al. 2007) in association with increasing temperatures.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download