Park Ridge Icefields

Just below the 7,000 foot crest of Park Ridge, the trail passes a series of perennial icefields. These represent the remnants of much larger glaciers that once swept down the north face of Park Butte, and created the valleys and lakes below. Though these icefields are gradually shrinking as the climate warms, each winter season brings 20-30 feet of new snowpack, replenishing the icefields.

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