Under radiant blue skies, two hikers have made it to the viewpoint that overlooks the Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territories. As these two women find the plateau an ideal place to view the glacier, there are higher points that are accessible to hikers which give you a stunning view of the entire valley.
While the hikers sit on the bank, they would never be able to tell that the Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon retreats very slowly, but over a few years the difference can be seen. Most of the water that drains out of the Kaskawulsh Glacier flows into Kluane Lake after passing through the Slims River.
The melt from the Kaskawulsh Glaicer in the Yukon reverses itself about every ten years and the flow of water changes course which makes the Kluane Lake shallower. If that situation ever became permanent, these hikers would not be sitting here enjoying the view, they would be taking a dip in Kluane Lake as the water might actually warm up in the summer months.
As time goes on, nobody truly knows what will become of the Kaskawulsh Glacier as the climate plays a major factor in what events lay ahead. In the meantime, hikers find this location one of the better ones to take in the beauty of the Kaskawulsh Glacier and the snow covered peaks that surround the area.
This plateau is a fairly common place where many tourists come to view the Kaskawulsh Glacier and take in all of the stunning scenery of the Yukon wilderness. You will find many hikers along your journey, especially in the summer, as the Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon Territory is a natural wonder that must be seen while traveling this part of the world.
Overlooking the Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory, Canada, North America. MR
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED, aperture of , exposure time of sec. on ISO , as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was .
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