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Meet Logistics Expert Michelle

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Michelle Meet Michelle, a key member of the logistics team at MICA Guides. She is a mathematics major from Seattle, WA, now living in Dallas, Texas. This summer transplant ran away to Alaska to spend the summer climbing and away from the Texas heat. Michelle looks forward  to pursuing a career in logistics and  outdoor…

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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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