Exploring the Palisade Glacier, the largest glacier in California's Sierras

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Hiking on the blue ice at the terminus of the Palisade glacier is a great thing to do. Here a rock on the glacier has prevented the ice below it from melting as the rest of the ice has melted. Exploring a living glacier is a good way to understand concepts such as glacial erratics and ablation.

Hiking on the blue ice at the terminus of the Palisade glacier is a great thing to do. Here a rock on the glacier has prevented the ice below it from melting as the rest of the ice has melted. Exploring a living glacier is a good way to understand concepts such as glacial erratics and ablation.