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Microscope Peak from Microscope SE1 # 18782

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Date: 2019.08.07
Vantage Point: From the summit of Microscope SE1, looking NW

Caption: The SE aspect of Microscope Peak is at center. The peaks in the far left background are on the other side of the Lord River, and Taseko Mountain is just visible in the far right background.

PhotoDescr: Taken on the fourth day of a 6 day trip to the Slim Creek Headwaters area. Our stretch goal for the day had been to summit this peak, but we ran out of time and instead settled for its subpeak (where the photo was taken). The view down to Griswold Pass is likely just as good from where we were, although we did miss out on the opportunity to scope out the mining activity going on in the adjacent Granite Creek Valley.

Ascending the peak from this side looks easy, straight across the large, recently deglaciated plateau that extends a distance out of the photo to the right. The plateau is a good example of what happens to almost flat glaciers when the equilibrium line moves up in elevation; no doubt such a shift shunted a majority of the surface area into the ablation zone and thus it quickly melted, leaving the small remnants visible here.

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