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John Hopkins Glacier - Glacier Bay
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!
N 58° 50.957 W 137° 06.576
8V E 378282 N 6525187
Quick Description: This 1 mile wide glacier is one of the few glaciers that is still advancing.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2013 6:06:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMHHGD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
The glacier flows down the valley at a rate of 8 feet per day. Melt-water from the glacier is discharged from submarine tunnels.
Sometimes this water emerges at the inlet surface as fountains.

The amount of ice floating inside the inlet makes boat navigation unsafe at times.

The glacier was named after Johns Hopkins University in 1893 by H.F. Reid.
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 58° 53.215 W 137° 02.951

Photograph submitted: yes

Parking / trail head / boat launch: Not listed

Travel time (approximate): Not Listed

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