By late summer, the hillsides around the continental divide in the center of Rocky Mountain National Park are largely free of snow apart from a dozen or so glaciers, occupying sheltered cirques beneath north-facing slopes. This panorama shows Andrews Glacier, sustaining the aquamarine waters of Andrews Tarn, both situated at the upper end of a long ravine that eventually meets Glacier Gorge, near Bear Lake. In the other direction (west), the land rises above 12,000 feet and is covered only by short grass and fields of boulders, typical of the tundra zone.
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