Glaciers

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Southwestern Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Southwestern Glacier is in Northwestern Fjord, a deep embayment in Kenai Fjords National Park and Preserve, about 50 miles (81 km) northeast of Homer and 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

LeConte Glacier, Thunder Bay

LeConte Glacier starts in the Coast Mountains and flows south for 6 miles (9.7 km) to the head of LeConte Bay, also known as Thunder Bay, about 20 miles (32 km) east of Petersburg, Alaska.

Hubbard Glacier, Disenchantment Bay

Hubbard Glacier originates in icefields at an elevation of around 11,000 feet (3,400 m) in the Canadian Yukon.

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Dangerous River, Brabazon Mountains

Dangerous River, Brabazon Mountains

Dangerous River starts at Harlequin Lake and flows southwest for 16 miles (26 km) to the Gulf of Alaska, about 102 miles (165 km) northwest of Gustavus and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

La Perouse Glacier, Fairweather Range

La Perouse Glacier, Fairweather Range

La Perouse Glacier is located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 116 miles (187 km) southeast of Yakutat and 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Sudden Stream, Malaspina Coastal Plain

Sudden Stream, Malaspina Coastal Plain

Sudden Stream starts at the outlet of Malaspina Lake at the terminus of the Malaspina Glacier and flows south for 2 miles (3.2 km) to Yakutat Bay, about 207 miles (333 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Cascade Glacier, Lituya Bay

Cascade Glacier, Lituya Bay

Cascade Glacier starts from the western slope of Peak 7788 (2,374 m) in the Fairweather Range and flows west for 2.6 miles (4 km) to the head of Lituya Bay in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 97 miles (156 km) southeast of Yakutat and 67 miles (108 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

McBride Glacier, Muir Inlet

McBride Glacier, Muir Inlet

McBride Glacier starts on the south slope of the Takhinsha Mountains in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and flows south for 8.4 miles (13.5 km) to McBride Inlet, about 46 miles north-northwest of Gustavus and 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Haines, Alaska.

Bering River, Controller Bay

Bering River, Controller Bay

Bering River starts at the terminus of the Bering Glacier and flows southwest about 20 miles (32 km) to Controller Bay, about 63 miles (102 km) west of Cape Yakutaga and 58 miles (94 km) southeast of Cordova, Alaska.

Margerie Glacier, Tarr Inlet

Margerie Glacier, Tarr Inlet

Margerie Glacier starts on the south slope of Mount Root, on the Alaska-Canada border, and flows southeast for 6.7 miles (11 km) and then northeast for 14 miles (23 km) to tidewater in Tarr Inlet, about 101 miles (163 km) southeast of Yakutat and 66 miles (107 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Fourpeaked Glacier, Shelikof Strait

Fourpeaked Glacier, Shelikof Strait

Fourpeaked Glacier covers much of Fourpeaked Mountain in Katmai National Park and Preserve, about 90 miles (145 km)  southwest of Homer and 77 miles (124 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

South Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm

South Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm

South Sawyer Glacier starts in British Columbia and flows northwest for 31 miles (50 km) to the head of Tracy Arm, about 73 miles (118 km) north of Petersburg and 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

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