If you want to see them, you’d better hurry. Iconic glaciers are disappearing — fast.
e river of ice that hugs Mount Grinnell’s high ridges is neither big nor particularly beautiful, but it may be the most accessible glacier in all of North America. In as little as three hours, an average hiker can traverse the mountain’s well-groomed trail to plant a foot on a frozen relic of the Little Ice Age. But if you want to see it, you’d better hurry. Grinnell Glacier is disappearing — fast.