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Johns Hopkins Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Johns Hopkins Inlet is a fjord that starts at the terminus of the Johns Hopkins Glacier in the Saint Elias Mountains, about 57 miles (92 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Beloit Glacier, Blackstone Bay

The Beloit Glacier is on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northeast for about 2 miles (3.2 km) to Blackstone Bay in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Tracy Arm, Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness

Tracy Arm is a fjord in the Coast Mountains of Southeast Alaska about 85 miles (137 km) northeast of Sitka and 42 miles (67.7 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier is on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northwest for 12 miles (19 km) from the Kenai Icefield to its terminus at a proglacial lake in Kachemak Bay State Park about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Kachemak Bay, and 15 miles (24 km) east-southeast of Homer, Alaska.

Tiger Glacier, Icy Bay

Tiger Glacier starts in the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula and flows east for 6 miles (10 km) to Icy Bay, about 34 miles (55 km) east-northeast of Seward and 42 miles (68 km) east-southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Chenega Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Chenega Glacier is a tidewater glacier located in Prince William Sound and on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

Tigertail Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Tigertail Glacier starts in the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northeast for 4 miles (6.5 km) to Nassau Fjord, about 36 miles (58 km) east-northeast of Seward and 36 miles (58 km) south-southeast of Whittier, Alaska. The glacier was named in 1909 by...

Valdez Glacier Stream, Valdez Arm

Valdez Glacier starts about 0.7 mile (1.1 km) south of Mount Cashman and flows southeast for 22 miles (35 km) to its terminus at Valdez Glacier Lake, about 4 miles (6.5 km) northeast of Valdez, Alaska.

Grand Pacific Glacier, Tarr Inlet

Grand Pacific Glacier is about 35 miles (56 km) long, originating in the Saint Elias Mountains, and flowing to Tarr Inlet, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Sumdum Glacier, Endicott Arm

Sumdum Glacier starts on the south slope of Mount Sumdum and flows southwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) to Powers Creek, 89 miles (144 km) northeast of Sitka, and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

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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 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.

Tiger Glacier, Icy Bay

Tiger Glacier, Icy Bay

Tiger Glacier starts in the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula and flows east for 6 miles (10 km) to Icy Bay, about 34 miles (55 km) east-northeast of Seward and 42 miles (68 km) east-southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Blackstone Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Blackstone Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Blackstone Glacier flows northeast for 7 miles (11.3 km) from the Chugach Mountains to its terminus at the head of Blackstone Bay, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Whittier, Alaska.

Cataract Glacier, Surprise Inlet

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.

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.

Morse and Muir Glaciers, Muir Inlet

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.

Amherst Glacier, College Fjord

Amherst Glacier, College Fjord

Amherst Glacier flows northwest for 4 miles (6.5 km) from the Chugach Mountains to a terminus lake, 5.5 miles (9 km) northeast of Point Pakenham in Prince William Sound, and 52 miles (83 km) southwest of Valdez, Alaska.

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