Recently I’ve been reading a lot about the negative aspect of social media on the planet. How more and more people are going out and it’s causing our precious outdoors to be littered and trashed. However I truly believe social media can be used positively to educate people. That’s why I’m posting this photo: .
“ In 2001 Joel Cusick, a mapping specialist for the National Park Service, recreated the history of Exit Glacier’s movement over the last 200 years, using techniques such as aerial photography and tree coring to identify and date the extent of the glacier”
As you hike up to Exit Glacier (not the Harding Icefield trail, which I will have to do next time), you’ll see signposts of the Glaciers terminal moraine at various points in time over the last 200 years. What you’ll notice is an exponential retreat of the glacier as you get closer to present day. This photo shows where the Glacier was in 2005, only 13 years ago. The difference in the glaciers length between 1818 and 1890 was a mere 100 feet while compared to what you see here between 2005 and 2018. What could possibly cause an increased rate of retreat in these glaciers? The answer is increased greenhouse gas production caused by fossil fuels... .
This is definitive proof that man made global is real and it’s a serious problem we face. I don’t like to get political on here but how much does our president really know about the environment to claim that man made climate change isn’t real? The proof is everywhere, especially places like Exit Glacier in Alaska. .
Photo taken on August 10th, 2018.
Holy cow! That was so much fun! This was my first @cirqueseries race and it definitely won't be my last! It started out raining and with a straight up climb that was very reminiscent of the Georgia Death Race. There were just enough short breaks of flat/downhill in between the climbs to remind your legs of what it's like to run (and to catch your breath). I got to run on awesome muddy ridges that felt like they were on the edge of the earth and top out at 12,600 (Little Lenawee Peak) for a total of 2,400 feet of brutal climbing in 3.5 miles. Then it was all a downhill dance from there!! Out of all the races I've done so far this year, this one is definitely my favorite. This was my JAM!! This was also my first time at A-Basin and wow is it beautiful!! I wanted to finish in under 2 hours, having no idea whatsoever if that was doable or what kind of race I was going to be experiencing, and I crossed the line in 1:49:05! Wooo! This was definitely what I needed today! #SalomonSquad#TimeToPlay 📷: @iliketrails