Success Glacier

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Success Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Location Mount Rainier, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Coordinates 46°49′54″N 121°46′47″W / 46.83167°N 121.77972°W / 46.83167; -121.77972[1]
Area 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), 1983[2]

The Success Glacier is a small glacier located on the southwestern slopes of Mount Rainier in Washington. It covers 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2) and contains 500 million cubic ft (14 million m3) of ice.[2] The glacier is bounded to the northwest by the Success Cleaver and to the east by the Kautz Cleaver.[3] Starting from a steep rocky slope at about 11,000 feet (3,400 m), the glacier flows southward downhill. At around 9,000 feet (2,700 m), a small snowfield joins this glacier with the Pyramid Glacier to the southwest. Soon after this point, the glacier joins the adjacent Kautz Glacier at 8,600 feet (2,600 m).[3] The joined glaciers flow until their terminus at about 6,000 ft (1,800 m). Meltwater from the glacier drains into the Nisqually River.[2]

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