Glaciers coverClimate change is being felt even at the highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada, where the remaining glaciers in California are melting away. So Tim Palmer set out to capture them on film,while it was still possible.

PalmerWhen nature photographer and writer Tim Palmer set out to document California's vanishing glaciers, he knew it would be a project combining rare physical beauty and demanding physical effort. Not only was he visiting a series of remote, high-altitiude locations, but in some cases, he made the trek more than once.

glacial smallSnowpack and glaciers once covered most of the Sierra Nevadas, but only a few scattered pockets of ice remain today.Glaciers are both beautiful and remote, so exploring them has to be done with care. The biggest potential hazards, says Palmer, are the deep cracks or crevices that can open as the ice sheet slides down a mountainside.

Tim Palmer will talk about his glacier photography, show slides, and sign copies of his California Glaciers book in an event hosted by REI in Corte Madera on Wednesday evening, Nov. 7.

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