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Teton Glacier Turnout - Wyoming
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 42.800 W 110° 43.699
12T E 521886 N 4840070
Quick Description: The Teton Glacier Turnout in Grand Teton N.P.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2012 9:09:14 PM
Waymark Code: WME0BK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Teton Glacier Turnout is located along Teton Park Road about four miles north of Moose, Wyoming. The overlook has a view of the Tetons and Teton Glacier.
At the viewpoint there is a sign titled “The Teton Glacier”.
Text of Sign:
“More than any other erosional force, great Ice Age glaciers sculpted this mountain skyline. Today, a dozen glaciers flow from cirques cut by Ice Age giants. Teton Glacier, the largest in the park, lies below ad northeast of the Grand Teton.”
“Teton glacier acts like a huge conveyor belt. Below the glacier, note the former terminal moraine, a wall of rocks of all sizes transported by moving ice and deposited at the edge of Teton Glacier’s melting snout.”
“For a glacier to remain a constant size, snowfall at the top must equal melting at the bottom. More snowfall causes a glacier to advance, meaning to grow larger. Less snowfall results in retreat. At any size, to be called a glacier, snow fall compacted into ice must flow under the pull of gravity.”
Describe - Highway or Road number: Teton Park Road

Closest town or city: Jackson, Wyoming

Number of parking spots available: 20

Name if a website describes this location.: [Web Link]

Winter View: no

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: Yes

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