Not All Glaciers Are Snowy & White!

Muldrow Glacier fade to AK Range

Just beyond the fall color tundra lies a portion of the Muldrow Glacier in Denali NP&P; it is the dark colored undulations that fade back towards The Alaska Range.  This glacier originates from Denali and is the landing field for the bush planes transporting mountain climbers for an attempt to summit Denali.  At one time this portion of the glacier was snowy and white but over time the winds in the Park have blown considerable soil onto the glacier and then local fauna has taken root and is actually growing on the soil covering the ice and snow.