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Valley of Ice | by David Shield Photography
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Valley of Ice

The Great Gorge - Mt. McKinley - Alaska


The "Great Gorge," located on the south side of Mount McKinley, was

found to be nearly 9000 feet deep, making it deeper than the steepest

valleys in the Grand Canyon or Yosemite National Park. The measurement

includes the ice of the Ruth Glacier, which fills the bottom of the

gorge, combined with the height of the vertical walls that surround it.

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Taken on September 24, 2010