Lilliput Glacier

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Lilliput Glacier
Location in California
Location in California
Lilliput Glacier
Location in California
Type Mountain glacier
Location Mount Stewart, Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California, U.S.
Coordinates 36°34′53″N 118°33′07″W / 36.58139°N 118.55194°W / 36.58139; -118.55194Coordinates: 36°34′53″N 118°33′07″W / 36.58139°N 118.55194°W / 36.58139; -118.55194[1]
Area 0.05 km2 (0.019 sq mi)
Length .16 km (0.099 mi)
Terminus Talus
Status Retreating

Lilliput Glacier is the smallest named glacier in the Sierra Nevada of California. The glacier has an area of .05 km2 (0.019 sq mi), which is approximately 12.2 acres. In terms of area this is about the size of 48 typical suburb (100' x 100' or 1/4 acre) lots that single family home are built on. This glacier lies on the shaded north-facing vertical cliff of Mount Stewart, being the southernmost glacier in the United States.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Lilliput Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ Triple Divide Peak, CA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  3. ^ Basagic, Hassan (August 2, 2006). "Glaciers of California". Portland State University. Retrieved 2011-01-10.