Photographer's Note

Exit Glacier - Glacial ice once covered the whole of this valley and as it advanced and retreated it scoured the surface of the earth.This abrasive movement left these gravel flats void of vegetation. The notice I read said that the red flowers around the area are fireweed (perhaps they turn yellow in the Fall), so called because they are the first plants to inhabit an area after a severe fire. Glacial movements produce similar results to those of a severe fire, all nutrient material being removed from the soil resulting in harsh living conditions for most plants.

Photo cropped very slightly, otherwise is as taken.

rajhema oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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Additional Photos by Doreen Eden (doreeneden) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 18 N: 187] (1022)
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