Richardson Glacier (Washington)

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Richardson Glacier
Map showing the location of Richardson Glacier
Map showing the location of Richardson Glacier
Richardson Glacier
Location in Washington
Type Alpine glacier
Location Chelan County, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates 48°03′23″N 120°58′11″W / 48.05639°N 120.96972°W / 48.05639; -120.96972Coordinates: 48°03′23″N 120°58′11″W / 48.05639°N 120.96972°W / 48.05639; -120.96972[1]
Length .90 mi (1.45 km)
Terminus Barren rock/icefall
Status Retreating

Richardson Glacier is in Wenatchee National Forest in the U.S. state of Washington and is on the south slopes Luahna Peak and north slopes of Clark Mountain. Richardson Glacier descends from 7,800 to 6,600 ft (2,400 to 2,000 m).[2] Richardson Glacier is connected to Clark Glacier to the east at its upper margins. Richardson Glacier is named after J.B. Richardson, an early settler to the region.[3]

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  1. ^ "Richardson Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Clark Mountain, WA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ Beckey, Fred (2003). Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass. The Mountaineers Books. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-89886-838-8.