in Glacier Bay National Monument, trends SE to Plateau Glacier, W of Muir Inlet, 64 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts. 9 miles long.
Named "Cushing Plateau" by Reid (1896, pl. 86), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), for Harry Platt Cushing, who accompanied him on his expedition to Muir Glacier in 1890. Renamed for John Burroughs, 1837-1921, an American naturalist, who visited Muir Inlet with the Harrington Expedition of 1899.