Mount Stevens (Alaska)

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Mount Stevens
Mount Stevens is located in Alaska
Mount Stevens
Mount Stevens
Location in Alaska
Elevation 13,966 ft (4,257 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 1,066 ft (325 m)[1]
Location
Location Denali National Park, Alaska, U.S.
Range Alaska Range
Coordinates 62°55′14″N 151°03′59″W / 62.9204693°N 151.0665103°W / 62.9204693; -151.0665103Coordinates: 62°55′14″N 151°03′59″W / 62.9204693°N 151.0665103°W / 62.9204693; -151.0665103[2]
Topo map USGS Talkeetna D-3

Mount Stevens is a mountain located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Mount Stevens is flanked to the northwest by Mount Hunter, and is about 10 miles (16 km) south of Mount McKinley (Denali).

The mountain was named in 2010, after Ted Stevens (1923–2010), who had represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate from 1968 to 2009.[3] It had been the highest unnamed peak in Alaska, though unofficially called South Hunter Peak.[4][2]

Mount Stevens stands within the watershed of the Susitna River, which drains into Cook Inlet. The east sides of Mount Stevens drain into the Tokositna Glacier, thence into the Tokositna River, Chulitna River, and the Susitna. The west sides of Stevens drain into Kahiltna Glacier, thence into Kahiltna River and the Susitna.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Hunter-South Peak, Alaska". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Stevens". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Hello, Mount Stevens!". Alaska Dispatch. October 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Alaska mountain named to honor the late Ted Stevens". Juneau Empire. October 20, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-23.