Mount Bear

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Mount Bear
Mount Bear fromplane.jpg
Elevation 14,831 ft (4,520 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 4,988 ft (1,520 m)[1]
Listing Ultra
Mount Bear is located in Alaska
Mount Bear
Mount Bear
Location Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S.
Range Saint Elias Mountains
Coordinates 61°17′02″N 141°08′32″W / 61.2838889°N 141.1422222°W / 61.2838889; -141.1422222Coordinates: 61°17′02″N 141°08′32″W / 61.2838889°N 141.1422222°W / 61.2838889; -141.1422222[2]
Topo map USGS McCarthy B-1

Mount Bear is a high, glaciated peak in the Saint Elias Mountains of Alaska. It lies within Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the Yukon border. The Barnard Glacier flows from its southwest slopes, while the Klutlan Glacier lies to the north. Its principal claim to fame is that it is a fourteener, and in fact one of the highest 20 peaks in the United States.

Despite its height, Mount Bear is a little-visited peak, being surrounded by higher and better-known peaks such as Mount Bona on the west, and Mount Lucania and Mount Logan on the east. However it is a large peak even in relative terms: for example, the drop from the summit to the Barnard Glacier is 8,000 ft (2,440 m) in less than 5 miles (8 km), and 10,000 ft (3,050 m) in less than 12 miles (19.3 km).

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Bear, Alaska". Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Mount Bear". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 

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