The Origin of The King Ravine Rock Glacier in The Presidential Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire

From: WHITE MOUNTAIN SOJOURN
http://whitemountainsojourn.blogspot.com/2014/07/7-26-14-king-ravine-mt-adams-in-progress.html

(Good photos and diagrams at the link above…)

“A Masters Thesis written in 1978 by Diane Eskenasy, then a University of Massachusetts grad student, was titled The Origin of The King Ravine Rock Glacier in The Presidential Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Her thesis, and several others on various topics, somehow, or other, ended up at Tuck Shelter some years ago and they’ve been sitting in the book shelf there to be read by a few curious souls. I’ve been curious about the “rock glacier” in King Ravine for years and have wanted to camp in King Ravine for a few days to explore its nooks and crannies. The rock glacier is reported to be the only one of its kind in New England. They are commonly found in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming. Ms Eskenasy wrote: “King Ravine, one of the north facing cirques on the Presidential Range, contains an inactive rock glacier, a mass of rocks having the morphology of an alpine glacier.””

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