Source of the Yangtze photos 1986 Expedition photographed by Ancil Nance
Nearing the source, still a few miles away, stop for lunch
Source mountains and glacier
Official marker of source of the Yangtze, on a ridge between two glacier snouts. We went to the one out of sight on the right, as being further away.
source of the Yangtze, glacier outpouring
source of the Yangtze, still too far back to see the pool
looking back down stream from the source at yak teams arriving with gear. Small stream on right exits glacial pool.
inflating kayaks at source pool
Where the river begins
Ron Mattson gets a first spin around the source pool
About 5 miles down from the source, taking a break. Stream still small.
Looking back from a small peak at about the 100 mile mark. Braided stream narrows to a good flow at this point.