Queets Glacier

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Queets Glacier
Queets Glacier.jpg
Queets Glacier on Mount Queets
Map showing the location of Queets Glacier
Map showing the location of Queets Glacier
Queets Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 47°46′02″N 123°36′03″W / 47.76722°N 123.60083°W / 47.76722; -123.60083Coordinates: 47°46′02″N 123°36′03″W / 47.76722°N 123.60083°W / 47.76722; -123.60083[1]
Length .60 mi (0.97 km)
Terminus Icefall
Status Retreating

Queets Glacier is located in the Olympic Mountains in Olympic National Park in the U.S. state of Washington.[2] Like all the glaciers in Olympic National Park, Hanging Glacier is in a state of retreat.[3] The glacier lies on the northwest side of Mount Queets at an elevation of about 5,564 feet (1,696 m), the glacier descends northwest, bounded by two arêtes on either side.[1][2] The ice reaches as low as 5,000 ft (1,500 m) before terminating and giving rise to some of the headwaters of the Queets River.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Queets Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  2. ^ a b Mount Queets, WA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Glaciers and Climate Change". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-10-13.