Benson Glacier (Oregon)

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Benson Glacier
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Benson Glacier
Location in Oregon
Type Mountain glacier
Location Wallowa Mountains, Wallowa County, Oregon, U.S.
Coordinates 45°09′45″N 117°18′9″W / 45.16250°N 117.30250°W / 45.16250; -117.30250Coordinates: 45°09′45″N 117°18′9″W / 45.16250°N 117.30250°W / 45.16250; -117.30250[1]
Terminus Talus
Status Retreating

Benson Glacier is in the U.S. state of Oregon. The glacier is situated in the Wallowa Mountains at an elevation generally above 8,500 feet (2,600 m) on the eastern slopes of a ridge which culminates in Eagle Cap.[2] The glacier was named in honor of Frank W. Benson, former Governor of Oregon.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Benson Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  2. ^ Eagle Cap, OR (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-07-28.