Glaciers

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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.

Vassar Glacier, College Fjord

Vassar Glacier flows southeast from the Chugach Mountains for 4.3 miles (7 km) to College Fjord in Prince William Sound, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of College Point and 52 miles (83 km) west of Valdez, Alaska.

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.

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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.

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.

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