Kimtah Glacier

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Kimtah Glacier
Map showing the location of Kimtah Glacier
Map showing the location of Kimtah Glacier
Kimtah Glacier
Location in Washington
Type Mountain glacier
Location Skagit County, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates 48°35′19″N 120°55′03″W / 48.58861°N 120.91750°W / 48.58861; -120.91750Coordinates: 48°35′19″N 120°55′03″W / 48.58861°N 120.91750°W / 48.58861; -120.91750[1]
Length .40 mi (0.64 km)
Terminus Barren rock/icefall
Status Retreating

Kimtah Glacier is in North Cascades National Park in the U.S. state of Washington, in a cirque to the west of Kimtah Peak and east of Cosho Peak.[2] Both Kimtah and Cosho Peaks are prominent summits along a ridge known as Jagged Edge.[3] Kimtah Glacier is just under 1 mi (1.6 km) in width and descends northward from 8,100 to 7,000 ft (2,500 to 2,100 m) and has four lobes.[2]

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  1. ^ "Kimtah Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Mount Logan, WA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Beckey, Fred (2003). Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass. The Mountaineers Books. pp. 352–355. ISBN 978-0-89886-838-8.