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Cataract Glacier, Surprise Inlet

Cataract Glacier flows northeast for 2.7 miles (4.4 km) from an elevation of 5500 feet (1677 m) through a steep valley to its terminus at the head of a stream that flows for 0.45 miles (0.75 km) to Surprise Inlet, about 51 miles (82 km) east-southeast of Anchorage and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Whittier, 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.

Yale Glacier, College Fjord

Yale Glacier is a massive tidewater glacier that starts between Mount Cardozo and Mount Einstein and flows southwest for 17 miles (27 km) to Yale Arm in College Fiord, about 43 miles (69 km) west of Valdez, Alaska. In 1794, members of the Vancouver Expedition came...

Anchor Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Anchor Glacier is on the western shore of Northwestern Fjord, at the head of Harris Bay, 52 miles (84 km) east-northeast of Homer and 32 miles (52 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

Guyot Glacier, Icy Bay

Guyot Glacier is 34 miles (55 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide and located in the Robinson Mountains, about 146 miles (235 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 76 miles (123 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Meares Glacier, Unakwik Inlet

Meares Glacier is a tidewater glacier that starts between Aspero Peak and Mount Michelson in the Chugach Mountains and trends southwest for 15 miles (24 km) to Unakwik Inlet, about 42 miles (68 km) west of Valdez, Alaska.

North Dawes River, North Dawes Inlet

North Dawes Glacier flows south from the Coast Mountains to North Dawes Inlet, about 74 miles (119 km) southeast of Juneau and 51 miles (82 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska.

Reid Glacier, Glacier Bay

Reid Glacier flows north for 11 miles (18 km) to Reid Inlet, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 50 air miles (81 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska. The glacier was named by members of the Harriman Expedition in 1899 for Harry Fielding Reid. Reid was a...

Grand Plateau Glacier, Fairweather Range

The Grand Plateau Glacier heads in the Fairweather Range of the Saint Elias Mountains and trends west to a glacial lake on the Gulf of Alaska.

Yahtse Glacier, Icy Bay

Yahtse Glacier starts on Barkley Ridge at Mount Miller, and flows southeast for 40 miles (65 km) to Icy Bay, about 152 miles (245 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 71 miles (115 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

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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.

Tsaa Glacier, Icy Bay

Tsaa Glacier, Icy Bay

Tsaa Glacier flows about 8 miles (13 km) southeast from the northeast flank of the Robinson Mountains and terminates in Tsaa Fjord, on the western coast of Icy Bay, about 147 miles (237 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Lituya Glacier, Gilbert Inlet

Lituya Glacier, Gilbert Inlet

Lituya Glacier starts on the south flank of Mount Wilbur in the Fairweather Range and flows west for 8 miles (13 km) to the Desolation Valley, and then turns southeast and flows for 2.6 miles (4 km) to Gilbert Inlet, about 100 miles southeast of Yakutat and 68 miles (110 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Dawes Glacier, Endicott Arm

Dawes Glacier, Endicott Arm

Dawes Glacier starts near the Alaska-Canada boundary and flows northwest for 20 miles (32 km) to tidewater in Endicott Arm, about 100 miles (161 km) northeast of Sitka and 80 miles (129 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Cirque Glacier, Endicott Arm

Cirque Glacier, Endicott Arm

An unnamed glacier hangs above a cirque on the southern shore of Endicott Arm, a fjord in the Coast Mountains of Southeast Alaska that extends northwest for 33 miles (53 km) from the terminus of the Dawes Glacier to Holkham Bay, 80 miles (129 km) southeast of Juneau and 47 miles (76 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska

Mount Saint Elias, Icy Bay

Mount Saint Elias, Icy Bay

Mount Saint Elias is located on the Alaska-Canada boundary in the Saint Elias Range, about 165 miles (266 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 67 miles (108 km) northwest of Yakutat.

Falling Glacier, Kings Bay

Falling Glacier, Kings Bay

Falling Glacier starts at the northwest end of the Sargent Icefield in the Chugach Mountains and flows northwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) to the eastern shore of Kings Bay, about 39 miles (63 km) northeast of Seward and 20 miles (32 km) south-southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Princeton Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Princeton Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Princeton Glacier is on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula, about 37 miles (60 km) south-southeast of Whittier and 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of Seward, Alaska.

North Dawes River, North Dawes Inlet

North Dawes River, North Dawes Inlet

North Dawes Glacier flows south from the Coast Mountains to North Dawes Inlet, about 74 miles (119 km) southeast of Juneau and 51 miles (82 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska.

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