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Crowfoot Glacier - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 51° 40.905 W 116° 27.717
11U E 537198 N 5725779
Quick Description: A great viewing location for Crowfoot Glacier is a pullover along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park. At this pullover is an orientation table that points out the location of the glacier.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/14/2013 10:38:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMHV44
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 9

Long Description:
"Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Lake Louise, and can be viewed from the Icefields Parkway. The glacier is situated on the northeastern flank of Crowfoot Mountain. Crowfoot Glacier is east of the Continental divide, and runoff from the glacier supplies water to the Bow River. The glacier has retreated since the end of the Little ice age and now has lost one entire lobe; it therefore no longer resembles the glacier which early explorers named. The glacier was measured to be 1.5 km² (0.58 miles²). The Crowfoot glacier was once connected to the Wapta Icefield, and in the 1980s and was considered to be part of a smaller icefield of 5 km² (1.9 mi²)."

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Mountain / landmass name: Crowfoot Mountain

Park name (if any): Banff National Park

Glacier type: ice

Final access method: Vehicle parking lot ( < 0.5 mi hike)

Safe viewing location: N 51° 40.905 W 116° 27.717

Photograph submitted: yes

Parking / trail head / boat launch: Not listed

Travel time (approximate): Not Listed

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