Heap Steep Glacier

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Heap Steep Glacier
Map showing the location of Heap Steep Glacier
Map showing the location of Heap Steep Glacier
Heap Steep Glacier
Fremont County, Wyoming, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 43°10′30″N 109°37′03″W / 43.17500°N 109.61750°W / 43.17500; -109.61750Coordinates: 43°10′30″N 109°37′03″W / 43.17500°N 109.61750°W / 43.17500; -109.61750[1]
Length .30 mi (0.48 km)
Terminus Talus
Status Retreating

Heap Steep Glacier is located east of the Continental Divide in the northern Wind River Range in the US state of Wyoming. The glacier is situated in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness of Shoshone National Forest, and is among the largest grouping of glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains. Heap Steep Glacier is in a north facing cirque, below the summit of Sunbeam Peak. A large terminal moraine and small proglacial lake are located below the glacier.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heap Steep Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  2. ^ Fremont Peak North, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-08-26. 

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