Van Trump Glacier

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Van Trump Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Location Mount Rainier, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Coordinates 46°49′05″N 121°45′41″W / 46.81806°N 121.76139°W / 46.81806; -121.76139
Area 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), 1983[1]

The Van Trump Glacier is actually a scattering of glaciers and snowfields located on the southern flank of Mount Rainier in Washington. Named after P. B. Van Trump, who was part of an early ascent of Mount Rainier,[2] the glacier covers 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) and contains 500 million ft3 (14 million m3) of ice.[1] The glacier is located between the Wilson Glacier to the east and the Kautz Glacier to the west. The elevation of the scattering ranges from 7,000 feet (2,100 m) at the lower end to 9,800 ft (3,000 m) on the upper reaches of the glacier.[3] Meltwater from the glacier drains into the Nisqually River.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "DESCRIPTION: Mount Rainier Glaciers and Glaciations - Mount Rainier Glacier Hazards and Glacial Outburst Floods". USGS. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  2. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  3. ^ "Van Trump Glacier, USGS Mount Rainier West (WA) Topo Map". USGS Quad maps. Retrieved 2008-05-17.