Lilliput Glacier

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Lilliput Glacier
Map showing the location of Lilliput  Glacier
Map showing the location of Lilliput  Glacier
Lilliput Glacier
Mount Stewart, Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California, USA
Type Mountain glacier
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, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Triple Divide Peak, CA (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=36.57236&lon=-118.55160&datum=nad83&zoom=4&map=auto&coord=d&mode=pan&size=m. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  3. ^ Basagic, Hassan (August 2, 2006). "Glaciers of California". Portland State University. Retrieved 2011-01-10.