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Grand Plateau Glacier, Fairweather Range

Grand Plateau Glacier starts on the north flank of Mount Fairweather in the Saint Elias Mountains and flows generally northwest for 19 miles (31 km) where it splits into two terminal lobes, with the southern lobe flowing 6 miles (10 km) to Grand Plateau Lake, about 142 miles (229 km) northwest of Juneau and 70 miles (113 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Coghill River, Dartmouth Glacier

Coghill River is in Chugach National Forest and flows southwest for 5 miles (8 km) from the terminus of Dartmouth Glacier to Coghill Lake, which is 4.7 miles (7.5 km) long, and then west-southwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) to College Fjord near Coghill Point, about 54 miles (87 km) west of Valdez and 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

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.

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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.

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 Glacier, Endicott Arm

North Dawes Glacier, Endicott Arm

North Dawes Glacier starts from the Stikine Icefield at an elevation of about 5,200 feet (1,585 m) on the western flank of Sheppard Peak and flows generally southwest for 15 miles (24 km) to a proglacial lake at an elevation of 1000 feet (305 m) which is 2 miles (3.2 km) long and drained by a stream 1.3 miles (2.1 km) long at the head of an inlet extending north from Endicott Arm, about 74 miles (119 km) southeast of Juneau and 51 miles (82 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska.

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