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Raven Glacier Change 1915 to 2010

Repeat photography of Raven Glacier at Crow Pass in Chugach National Forest, Alaska (1915 to 2010)

September 11, 2010, Lacy Karpilo and I hiked the Iditarod Trail to Crow Pass in Chugach State Park, Alaska. As a part of my on-going repeat photography project, we search and found the original photo locations and repeated several images of Raven Glacier taken in 1915 by U.S. Geological Survey geologist Stephen R. Capps.

September 11, 2010 repeat photography by Ron Karpilo of a 1915 image taken by USGS geologist Stephen Capps of Raven Glacier at Crow Pass in Chugach National Forest and Chugach State Park, Alaska, United Sftates. (Ron Karpilo)
Repeat photo of the lower portion of Raven Glacier at Crow Pass in Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Lacy is holding a photo of the glacier taken in 1915 by U.S. Geological Survey geologist Stephen R. Capps. In 1915 Raven Glacier extended beyond the field of view of the Capps image. When we visited in 2010, the glacier had retreated to the center portion of the frame. © 2010 Ron Karpilo

September 11, 2010 repeat photography by Ron Karpilo of a 1915 image taken by USGS geologist Stephen Capps of Raven Glacier at Crow Pass in Chugach National Forest and Chugach State Park, Alaska, United States. (Ron Karpilo)
Repeat photo taken in 2010 of the upper portion of Raven Glacier at Crow Pass in Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Lacy is holding a photo of the glacier taken in 1915 by U.S. Geological Survey geologist Stephen R. Capps. In the 95 years between the images, the terminus of the glacier has retreated into view and the upper portion of the glacier has thinned significantly. Several of the smaller cirque glaciers are now detached from Raven Glacier. © 2010 Ron Karpilo

Earlier this year I repeated a 1915 Capps image of Eklutna Glacier. Here’s the link to my post about my repeat photography of Eklutna Glacier in Chugach State Park, Alaska.

Here’s a post about Stephen Reid Capps and his 1915 Alaska Geology Fieldwork.

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