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Fords Terror, Endicott Arm

Fords Terror is a fjord in the Coast Mountains of Southeast Alaska that trends generally south for 8 miles (13 km) to Endicott Arm, about 64 miles (103 km) southeast of Juneau and 57 miles (92 km) north-northwest of Petersburg, Alaska.

Stewart, Bear River

Stewart is a Canadian border community at the mouth of the Bear River and the head of Portland Canal, connected to Hyder, Alaska by 2 miles (3.2 km) of road, about 99 miles (159 km) east-southeast of Wrangell and 114 miles (183 km) north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Morse and Muir Glaciers, Muir Inlet

Morse Glacier is in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and starts in the Alsek Range of the Saint Elias Mountains, and flows south-southeast for 9 miles (14.5 km) to an exposed outwash plain near the terminus of the Muir Glacier at the head of Muir Inlet, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Gustavus, Alaska.

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Bradley River, Kachemak Bay

Bradley River, Kachemak Bay

Bradley River is located on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northwest from Bradley Lake for 7 miles (11 km) to Kachemak Bay, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Homer, Alaska.

Red River, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Red River, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Red River starts from the terminus of Red Glacier on the eastern flank of Mount Iliamna and flows southeast for 7 miles (11.3 km) through Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to the western shore of Cook Inlet, about 126 miles (203 km) southwest of Anchorage and 48 miles (77 km) northwest of Homer, Alaska.

Harriman Glacier, Prince William Sound

Harriman Glacier, Prince William Sound

Harriman Glacier is 8 miles (13 km) long, and trends northeast to its terminus at the head of Harriman Fjord, in Prince William Sound, about 74 miles (119 km) west-southwest of Valdez and 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Anchor Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Anchor Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Anchor Glacier starts from an elevation of about 5700 feet (1737 m) on the eastern flank of McCarty Ridge in the Kenai Mountains and cascades east for 3 miles (5 km) to Northwestern Fjord, about 52 miles (84 km) east-northeast of Homer and 32 miles (52 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

Tiger Glacier, Icy Bay

Tiger Glacier, Icy Bay

Tiger Glacier starts at an elevation of 5,400 feet (1,646 m) in the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula and flows east for 8 miles (13 km), covering an area of 15,040 acres (6,090 ha), to a tidewater terminus about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide at the head of Icy Bay in Prince William Sound, about 98 miles (158 km) southwest of Valdez and 42 miles (68 km) east-southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

McArthur River, Trading Bay

McArthur River, Trading Bay

McArthur River starts at the terminus of McArthur Glacier in the Neacola Mountains and flows southeast for about 9 miles (15 km) to the confluence of the outflow from the Blockade Glacier in the Chigmit Mountains, and then continues for another 21 miles (34 km) through the Trading Bay State Game Refuge to the western coast of Cook Inlet, about 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Anchorage and 29 miles (46 km) northwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Blackstone Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Blackstone Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Blackstone Glacier starts at an elevation of about 5,000 feet (1,500 m) in the Kenai Mountains and flows generally north for 7 miles (11 km) and terminates at tidewater at the head of Blackstone Bay, about 87 miles (140 km) west-southwest of Valdez and 8 miles (13 km) south of Whittier, Alaska.

Cataract Glacier, Surprise Inlet

Cataract Glacier, Surprise Inlet

Cataract Glacier starts from the north flank of Peak 5541 in the Chugach Mountains and flows northeast for 2.1 miles (3.4 km) through a steep valley to its terminus at the head of a stream that flows for another 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the southern shore of Surprise Inlet in Prince William Sound, about 51 miles (82 km) east-southeast of Anchorage and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Tutka River, Kachemak Bay

Tutka River, Kachemak Bay

Tutka River starts from an elevation of about 2800 feet (853 m) on the western flank of the Kenai Mountains and flows generally west to the head of Tutka Bay, a fjord on the southern coast of Kachemak Bay, about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Homer and 15 miles (24 km) east of Seldovia, Alaska.

Southwestern Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

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.

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