East Torrey Glacier

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East Torrey Glacier
Map showing the location of East Torrey Glacier
Map showing the location of East Torrey Glacier
East Torrey Glacier
Fremont County, Wyoming, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 43°19′00″N 109°40′20″W / 43.31667°N 109.67222°W / 43.31667; -109.67222Coordinates: 43°19′00″N 109°40′20″W / 43.31667°N 109.67222°W / 43.31667; -109.67222
Area 500 acres (200 ha)
Length .70 miles (1.13 km)
Width 1.15 mi (1.85 km)
Terminus moraines/proglacial lake
Status retreating

East Torrey Glacier is located in Shoshone National Forest, in the U.S. state of Wyoming on the east side of the Continental Divide in the northern Wind River Range.[1] Situated in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness, East Torrey Glacier is part of the largest grouping of glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains and is immediately east of Continental Glacier and north of Downs Mountain. The glacier has three separate lobes and has retreated well above two proglacial lakes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downs Mountain, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-08-25. 

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