Neve Glacier

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Neve Glacier
Neve Glacier North Cascades USGS.jpg
View of Neve Glacier at right from the northeast as seen in 1971. The smaller Colonial Glacier is at left.
Map showing the location of Neve Glacier
Map showing the location of Neve Glacier
Neve Glacier
Location in Washington
Type Alpine glacier
Location Skagit and Whatcom County, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates 48°38′46″N 121°08′28″W / 48.64611°N 121.14111°W / 48.64611; -121.14111Coordinates: 48°38′46″N 121°08′28″W / 48.64611°N 121.14111°W / 48.64611; -121.14111[1]
Length 1.80 mi (2.90 km)
Terminus Barren rock
Status Retreating

Neve Glacier is in North Cascades National Park in the U.S. state of Washington and is on the north slopes of Snowfield Peak. Neve Glacier flows generally north and splits in two with two terminal tongues, one flowing to the northwest which is known as Ladder Creek Glacier and the other descending a total of more than 1.8 mi (2.9 km) to the east. Ladder Creek Glacier descends from 7,800 to 6,000 ft (2,400 to 1,800 m), while the east tongue also originates from the same altitude and descends to 5,600 ft (1,700 m).[2] Between 1850 and 2006, Neve Glacier is estimated to have retreated more than 1,000 m (3,300 ft).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Neve Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Diablo Dam, WA (Map). TopoQuest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Pelto, Mauri. "North Cascade Glacier Retreat". Nichols College. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
The Neve Glacier, looking west, from the Pacific Crest Trail near Slate Pass