Glaciers

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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.

Wellesley Glacier, College Fjord

Wellesley Glacier is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long, and terminates in a lagoon on the west bank of College Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Bainbridge Glacier, Port Bainbridge

Bainbridge Glacier starts on Pinnacle Mountain on the Kenai Peninsula, and flows east for 10 miles (16 km) to Port Bainbridge, about 36 miles (58 km) east of Seward, Alaska.

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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.

Yahtse Glacier, Icy Bay

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.

North Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm

North Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm

The North Sawyer Glacier, also called Sawyer Glacier, starts in British Columbia and flows west through the Coast Mountains for 22 miles (35 km) to Tracy Arm, about 78 miles (126 km) north of Petersburg and 53 miles (85 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

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