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Hole-In-The-Wall Glacier - Borough of Juneau, Alaska
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 58° 28.927 W 133° 58.669
8V E 559605 N 6482840
Quick Description: Unlike most others, this one is advancing
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2012 3:43:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMF5C6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Razak
Views: 3

Long Description:
A distributary terminus of the Taku Glacier, like which it has been advancing for a century. In 1963 it reached the base of the valley wall and began to spread out onto the Taku River plain. The name comes from its path through a relatively narrow break in the Taku valley wall.

The only generally available means of seeing this glacier is through commercial air tours, such as "Flight and Feast," a commercial operation of Wings Airways and Taku Glacier Lodge, from which the photo was taken. The trip isn't cheap by any means, but well worth the experience; it is highly popular with cruise ship tourists.

Mountain / landmass name: Unclear. Descends from the Juneau Ice Field.

Glacier type: ice

Parking / trail head / boat launch:
See Wings Airways website (in long description)


Travel time (approximate): 12:20 AM

Final access method: Fixed wing aircraft

Safe viewing location: N 58° 29.439 W 133° 56.459

Photograph submitted: yes

Park name (if any): Not listed

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