03 Oct Wheeler Peak Glacier, Great Basin National Park
Wheeler Peak Glacier, at the base of Wheeler Peak, is an “alpine rock glacier” around 120,000 square feet in size. The ice visible in the VR panorama is only a small portion of the glacier, the rest being covered with tons of rock debris.
The glacier is the last alpine glacier in the area to survive from the Holocene (10,000 years ago). With continued warming trends, it is likely the glacier will disappear before the middle of the 21st century.