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Gloppedalsura Glacier Valley - Rogaland, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 58° 46.051 E 006° 16.717
32V E 342624 N 6517362
Quick Description: Gloppedalsura Glacier Valley was covered by ice 10,000 years ago
Location: Rogaland, Norway
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 4:21:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMCYNG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wilsonjw
Views: 8

Long Description:
«Nowadays, Gloppedalsura consists of avalanche boulders that are piled on top of an end moraine.

10,000 years ago the ice sheet that covered the area, melted away.

For a period of time the massive end moraine dammed the Hunnedal river's former course, towards Veen and Vikeså, and formed a lake in Byrkjedalsgryta. The terraces in Byrkjedal at 240 metres altitude are evidence of this moraine-dammed lake. The annual cycle of frost and expanding ice broke free a vast number of boulders and rocks and sent them tumbling down the southern mountainside. This debris settled as a 100-metre thick scree on top of the moraine. Hunnedal river and the lake in Byrkjedalsgryta were forced to find a new outlet; the water burrowed a gully from Byrkjedal towards Gilja - Giljajuvet.»

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-- More info (Norwegian)

Mountain / landmass name: Gloppedalsura

Glacier type: ice

Final access method: Vehicle parking lot ( < 0.5 mi hike)

Safe viewing location: 00° 00.000 000° 00.000

Photograph submitted: yes

Park name (if any): Not listed

Parking / trail head / boat launch: Not listed

Travel time (approximate): Not Listed

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