Jeffers Glacier

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Jeffers Glacier
Map showing the location of Jeffers Glacier
Map showing the location of Jeffers Glacier
Jeffers Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 47°46′43″N 123°40′28″W / 47.77861°N 123.67444°W / 47.77861; -123.67444Coordinates: 47°46′43″N 123°40′28″W / 47.77861°N 123.67444°W / 47.77861; -123.67444[1]
Length .35 mi (0.56 km)
Terminus Icefall and Talus

Jeffers Glacier is a glacier located in the Olympic Mountains in Olympic National Park. The body of ice, relatively small compared to the nearby Blue Glacier, is located southeast of Mount Olympus.[2] Beginning at foot of a very steep headwall at about 5,800 feet (1,800 m), the glacier flows and descends northeast to about 4,900 ft (1,500 m) before terminating.

The Jeffers Glacier is named for Olympia photographer Joseph Jeffers, who died after falling into a crevasse there in 1924.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeffers Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. ^ Mount Olympus. WA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.