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Grand Pacific Glacier - Glacier Bay National Park, AK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!
N 59° 03.196 W 137° 02.879
8V E 382532 N 6547784
Quick Description: The ugly step sister of the adjacent Margerie Glacier.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2013 11:08:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMHH9G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Nearly all of the 35 mile long glacier resides in Canada, but the 2 mile wide terminus is currently in the United States. The glacier is currently receding at a rate between 10 and 60 feet a year. Rock debris from landslides and medial moraines cover much of the glacier. The Grand Pacific is responsible for carving most of Glacier Bay.

The only access is by air or water. Only two cruise ships are permitted to visit each day. Other smaller craft are also allowed to visit.
Mountain / landmass name: Saint Elias Mountains

Park name (if any): Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier type: ice

Final access method: Boat / ship

Safe viewing location: N 59° 03.101 W 137° 02.714

Photograph submitted: yes

Parking / trail head / boat launch: Not listed

Travel time (approximate): Not Listed

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