Continental Glacier

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Continental Glacier
Map showing the location of Continental Glacier
Map showing the location of Continental Glacier
Continental Glacier
Fremont / Sublette counties, Wyoming, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 43°00′03″N 109°41′29″W / 43.00083°N 109.69139°W / 43.00083; -109.69139Coordinates: 43°00′03″N 109°41′29″W / 43.00083°N 109.69139°W / 43.00083; -109.69139[1]
Area 1,025 acres (415 ha)
Length .50 mi (0.80 km)
Width 3.2 mi (5.1 km)
Terminus moraines/proglacial lake
Status unknown

Continental Glacier is in Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests, in the U.S. state of Wyoming and straddles the Continental Divide in the northern Wind River Range.[2] Continental Glacier is in both the Bridger and Fitzpatrick Wildernesses, and is part of the largest grouping of glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains. Continental Glacier is situated at an elevation range of 13,100 to 11,200 feet (4,000 to 3,400 m) and forms a nearly unbroken icefield over 3 miles (4.8 km) in length along a high altitude plateau to the north of Downs Mountain. Immediately east of Continental Glacier lies East Torrey Glacier.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Continental Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b Downs Mountain, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-08-25. 

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