Sacagawea Glacier

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Sacagawea Glacier
Mt. Sacagawea from Sacagawea Glacier.jpg
Sacagawea Glacier below Mount Sacagawea at right
Map showing the location of Sacagawea Glacier
Map showing the location of Sacagawea Glacier
Sacagawea Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 43°08′37″N 109°36′42″W / 43.14361°N 109.61167°W / 43.14361; -109.61167Coordinates: 43°08′37″N 109°36′42″W / 43.14361°N 109.61167°W / 43.14361; -109.61167[1]
Length 1.25 mi (2.01 km)
Terminus Moraine
Status Retreating

Sacagawea Glacier is east of the Continental Divide in the northern Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The glacier is located in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness of Shoshone National Forest, and is among the largest grouping of glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains. Sacagawea Glacier flows to the east, from a northeast facing cirque, starting near the summit of Mount Sacagawea. A large moraine and small proglacial lake are situated beyond the terminal east end of the glacier.[2]

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  1. ^ "Sacagawea Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  2. ^ Fremont Peak North, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-08-26.