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Hubbard Glacier, Disenchantment Bay

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

Wellesley Glacier, College Fjord

Wellesley Glacier flows for about 4.5 miles (7 km) from the Chugach Mountains and terminates at a lagoon on the west side of College Fjord, about 55 miles (89 km) west of Valdez and 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Columbia Glacier, Prince William Sound

Columbia Glacier starts from icefields at elevations over 9,000 feet (2743 m) near Mount Witherspoon in the Chugach Mountains and flows east and then generally south for 23 miles (37 km) to Columbia Bay on the north coast of Prince William Sound, about 62 miles (100 km) northeast of Whittier and 23 miles (37 km) west of Valdez, Alaska.

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Valerie Glacier, Disenchantment Bay

Valerie Glacier, Disenchantment Bay

Valerie Glacier is formed by several tributary glaciers that flow from the south flank of Mount Vancouver in the Saint Elias Mountains of the Icefield Ranges, and the merged ice streams flow generally southeast for about 14 miles (22.5 km) to laterally join with the Hubbard Glacier and terminate in Disenchantment Bay, about 154 miles (248 km) northwest of Haines and about 33 miles (53 km) north-northeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Valdez Glacier Stream, Port Valdez

Valdez Glacier Stream, Port Valdez

Valdez Glacier starts on the south flank of Mount Cashman and flows southeast for about 20 miles (35 km) to its terminus at Valdez Glacier Lake, which is drained by Valdez Glacier Stream that flows generally south-southeast for 4.5 miles (7 km) to Port Valdez in Prince William Sound, about 43 miles (69 km) north-northwest of Cordova and 3.7 miles (6 km) southeast of Valdez, Alaska.

Meares Glacier, Unakwik Inlet

Meares Glacier, Unakwik Inlet

Meares Glacier starts at an elevation of about 7200 feet (2195 m) in the Chugach Mountains between Mount Michelson to the north and Columbia Peak to the south and trends generally southwest for 16 miles (26 km) to Unakwik Inlet in Prince William Sound, about 47 miles (76 km) northeast of Whittier and 40 miles (64 km) west of Valdez, Alaska.

Baird Glacier, Thomas Bay

Baird Glacier, Thomas Bay

Baird Glacier starts in the Stikine Icefield in the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains near the Alaska-British Columbia border, and flows generally southwest for 24 miles (39 km) to its terminus at an outwash plain 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the head of Thomas Bay, about 100 miles (162 km) southeast of Juneau and 22 miles (35 km) north-northeast of Petersburg, Alaska.

Brady Glacier, Taylor Bay

Brady Glacier, Taylor Bay

Brady Glacier is situated in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and flows from the Brady Icefield, at an elevation of 11,942 feet (3,640 m) in the Fairweather Range of the Saint Elias Mountains, to Taylor Bay on the north shore of Cross Sound, about 139 miles (224 km) southeast of Yakutat and 32 miles (51 km) west of Gustavus, Alaska.

Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

Aialik Glacier flows southeast for about 8 miles (13 km) from the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains to tidewater at Aialik Bay in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 66 miles (106 km) east-northeast of Homer and 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

Grapeview, Case Inlet

Grapeview, Case Inlet

Grapeview is a community that includes Allyn, Stretch Island, and Reach Island located on the western shore at the head of Case Inlet in South Puget Sound, about 19 miles (31 km) west-northwest of Tacoma and 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Shelton, Washington.

Dirty Glacier, Harriman Fjord

Dirty Glacier, Harriman Fjord

The Dirty Glacier flows generally north for about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from an elevation of 3,800 feet (1,158 m) in the Chugach Mountains of western Prince William Sound to its terminus at an outwash plain about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the head of Harriman Fjord, about 71 miles (114 km) west-southwest of Valdez and 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Ancon Rock, Point Gustavus

Ancon Rock, Point Gustavus

Ancon Rock is a reef about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) off Point Gustavus on the eastern shore and at the entrance to Glacier Bay, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 55 miles (89 km) west of Juneau and 8.5 miles (12 km) southwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Bainbridge Glacier, Port Bainbridge

Bainbridge Glacier, Port Bainbridge

Bainbridge Glacier starts on Pinnacle Mountain at the edge of the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula, and flows generally east for 10 miles (16 km) to Port Bainbridge, about 47 miles (76 km) south-southeast of Whittier and 36 miles (58 km) east of Seward, Alaska.

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