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The Lowell Glacier flows out of the Icefield Range as part of the largest non-polar icecap in the world. The curvy stripes of its moraines are indicative of a surging glacier. Its most recent surge occurred in 1997 when it heaved three-quarters the way across the lake. Its last full blockade of the river came in 1952.

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Scenic Overdose Syndrome on Alaska’s Alsek River

Outdoor writer Eugene Buchanan shares his experience on a 12-day float down Alaska’s Alsek River, which cuts through the heart of the Yukon’s Kluane and Alaska’s Glacier Bay national parks.

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