Great Basin National Park Glaciers / Glacial Features

Great Basin National Park supports several rock glaciers and glacial features from past glaciation. The largest rock glacier can be found in in the Wheeler peak cirque. This glacier was first documented in the the Fifth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey, 1883-1884. In the 1950's the cirque still contained an active glacier with an active front, neve, bergshrunds, crevasses, and a small moraine. It is unknown exactly when the conversion from active glacier to rock glacier occurred.

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.