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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.

Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur

Bixby Creek Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design. Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of the California central coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean.

Salt Lagoon, Porcher Inlet

Salt Lagoon is an embayment at the foot of the Spiller Range on Porcher Island, about 15 miles (24 km) south-southwest of Port Edward and 15 miles (24 km) north-northeast of Kitkatla, British Columbia.

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.

Maple Bay, Sansum Narrows

Maple Bay is a community located on Sansum Narrows, a narrow inlet in the Salish Sea that separates Vancouver Island from Salt Spring Island, about 29 miles (47 km) northwest of Victoria and 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Point Retreat Light, Mansfield Peninsula

Point Retreat is a headland on the north tip of Admiralty Island, on the Mansfield Peninsula in Lynn Canal, about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Juneau, 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...

West Dock Causeway, Prudhoe Bay

The West Dock Causeway was constructed between 1974 and 1981 to support oil exploration and access a seawater treatment facility located 2.5 miles (4 km) into Prudhoe Bay, about 59 miles (95 km) northeast of Nuiqsut and 15 miles (24 km) north of Deadhorse, Alaska.

Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

Surf Beach is within Vandenberg Air Force Base and extends south-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from the mouth of the Santa Ynez River Estuary to Spring Canyon, about 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Lompoc and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Point Arguello, California.

Douglas River Tide Flats, Kamishak Bay

Douglas River starts at the terminus of an unnamed glacier on the northwest flank of Fourpeaked Mountain in the Aleutian Range on the Alaska Peninsula, and flows north for 28 miles (45 km) to Kamishak Bay, about 108 miles (174 km) northeast of King Salmon and 89 miles (144 km) southwest of Homer, Alaska.

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Douglas River Tide Flats, Kamishak Bay

Douglas River Tide Flats, Kamishak Bay

Douglas River starts at the terminus of an unnamed glacier on the northwest flank of Fourpeaked Mountain in the Aleutian Range on the Alaska Peninsula, and flows north for 28 miles (45 km) to Kamishak Bay, about 108 miles (174 km) northeast of King Salmon and 89 miles (144 km) southwest of Homer, Alaska.

Maple Bay, Sansum Narrows

Maple Bay, Sansum Narrows

Maple Bay is a community located on Sansum Narrows, a narrow inlet in the Salish Sea that separates Vancouver Island from Salt Spring Island, about 29 miles (47 km) northwest of Victoria and 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Clarks Point, Nushagak Bay

Clarks Point, Nushagak Bay

Clarks Point is a small community named after a spit located on the eastern shore of Nushagak Bay, about 57 miles (92 km) west-northwest of Naknek and 14 miles (23 km) south-southwest of Dillingham, 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.

Salmon Creek, Sonoma Coast State Beach

Salmon Creek, Sonoma Coast State Beach

Salmon Creek is a community bounded to the north by Salmon Creek Lagoon and to the west and south by Sonoma Coast State Beach, about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Santa Rosa and 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Bodega Bay, California.

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.

Hunters Cove, Cape Sebastian

Hunters Cove, Cape Sebastian

Hunters Cove is an embayment on the south side of Cape Sebastian, about 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of Brooking and 6.3 miles (10 km) south of Gold Beach, Oregon.

Diamond Point, Iliamna Bay

Diamond Point, Iliamna Bay

Diamond Point is a headland in the Chigmit Mountains, on the southwest shore of Cook Inlet, between Iliamna and Cottonwood Bays, about 126 miles (203 km) northeast of King Salmon and 75 miles (121 km) west of Homer, Alaska.

Michigan Creek, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Michigan Creek, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Michigan Creek is a small watershed that drains the coast mountains on Vancouver Island in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and enters the Pacific Ocean about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the Pachena Point Light Station, and 8.5 miles (14 km) southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.

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.

Windham, Windham Bay

Windham, Windham Bay

Windham is a historical community at the head of Windham Bay, about 63 miles (102 km) southeast of Juneau and 57 miles (92 km) north-northwest of Petersburg, Alaska.

Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

Surf Beach is within Vandenberg Air Force Base and extends south-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from the mouth of the Santa Ynez River Estuary to Spring Canyon, about 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Lompoc and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Point Arguello, California.

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