Moose in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Shrinking Teton Glaciers
Grand Teton National Park
In the past 40 years the Teton, Teepee, and Middle Teton glaciers on the peaks in front of you have lost 25 percent of their total surface area. Glaciers show us that our climate changes. They serve as icy reservoirs, accumulating snow and ice during the wet, cool years when people need less water and releasing more water into rivers in warm, dry years. Water runoff from the Teton Range provides wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and even irrigation for thirsty crops along the Snake River in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 41.467′ N, 110° 40.404′ W. Marker is in Moose, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Grand Teton National Park at the Glacier View Turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Once Vibrant Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Foundations of a Community Geologic Drama (approx. 2.7 miles away); Making it Last (approx. 2.9 miles away); Staying Cool (approx. 2.9 miles away); Water Filter (approx. 2.9 miles away); “Mean and Menor” (approx. 2.9 miles away); Menorís Ferry (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moose.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a photograph of the view from the marker. Middle Teton, Grand Teton, Mount Owen, Black Diabase Dike, Middle Teton Glacier, Teton Glacier, and Moraine are marked in the photo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on September 5, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.