Pumpelly Glacier

Blackfoot and Pumpelly Glacier on the Continental Divide

Pumpelly Glacier is another seldom-seen glacier in Glacier National Park. This glacier is named after the first white man to see it (1883), renowned Harvard geologist and early Glacier-area explorer Raphael Pumpelly. This glacier is situated on the west slopes of Mount Logan and Blackfoot Mountain along the western side of the continental divide. Pumpelly Glacier, while receding, still covers more than 300 acres, with waterfalls thousands of feet high plunging off of enormous cliffs down into the Nyack Valley.

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