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On The Matanuska Glacier

Glacier Moulins

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Moulins French Influence Moulin, a French word for “mill”, are vertical rivers that serve as a glacier’s internal plumbing system. They carry water out of the glacier by meltwater streams and lakes formed on the surface of the ice. These shafts provide a pathway for water to travel from the glacier’s surface to it’s ground…

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Mysterious Matanuska Moss Balls

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Glacial Feature of the Month: Glacier Moss Matanuska Mice Nobody really knows what they are in for when first coming to the Matanuska Glacier. Some expect an arctic wasteland of snow and wind while others expect arching ice caves reaching up to the parking lot. One thing that nobody expects to find are balls of…

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Meet Ice Climbing Guide Adam

Ice Climbing Guide Profile

Adam Adam is studying Environmental Science at the University of Vermont and desperately tries to hide the fact that he is from New Jersey. While not in class, he is outside climbing, hiking and leading trips or playing Bob Dylan songs on the guitar.

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