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South Sawyer Glacier - Alaska
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker
N 57° 51.033 W 133° 07.061
8V E 611716 N 6413625
Quick Description: South Sawyer Glacier is found at the east end of Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2012 4:15:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMEWBM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Razak
Views: 7

Long Description:
The twin Sawyer Glaciers, North Sawyer and South Sawyer, are located at the end of Tracy Arm.
South Sawyer Glacier is viewable from cruise ships. (The North Sawyer Glacier is hidden up a side arm.) The face of South Sawyer stretches a third of a mile. The glacier is retreating.
Tracy Arm Fjord is completely protected within the Tongass National Forest. This fjord stretches some 25 miles up into the Coastal Range Mountains.
Framed by 7000-foot-high snowcapped mountains which drop immediately to sea level, the area is surrounded by sheer 1500- to 2000-foot walls of granite falling into the extremely narrow passage, creating countless waterfalls and strange rock formations covered in forest.
Mountain / landmass name: Alaska Boundary Range of the Coast Mountains

Park name (if any): Tongass National Forest

Glacier type: ice

Final access method: Boat / ship

Safe viewing location: N 57° 52.987 W 133° 10.912

Photograph submitted: yes

Parking / trail head / boat launch: Not listed

Travel time (approximate): Not Listed

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