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A Respite For Snowfields

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It appears the disappearance of mountain glaciers and snowfields across the west has slowed over the past year thanks in part to last winter’s La Niña season. In fact, Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center Director Bob Comey says there is photographic evidence the snowfields in the Tetons actually have more snow and ice this year.  That can be traced to the record snowfall total recorded last spring.  Still, experts in the field say the one-season respite is not enough to offset the losses seen over the past several years and other areas of the Rocky Mountain Region saw less spectacular results from the winter’s weather.

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