Lathrop Glacier is gone

In the mid 1960's, Lathrop Glacier was discovered on Mt. Thielsen on its north side. One can not see the glacier from the PCT even though it snakes right below the glacier's cirque. Two couloirs fed the glacier ice down to its moraine. We found no glacial ice on our visit and only glacially smoothed bedrock where ice used to flow in the couloirs. The stream coming out of the basin was void of glacial flour - you could drink the water. The last known photograph of ice in the couloir was in 2007. Lathrop disappeared completely sometime after that. Our first funeral needs to be held for this recent glacier passing.


140 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

OGI on News Channel 21 in Bend

Catch OGI's president on KTVZ News Channel 21 discussing the current drought in Central Oregon and what the future could hold: https://ktvz.com/news/environment/2021/07/07/glaciers-melting-means-centr