Kahiltna Glacier

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 62 ° 45' 57" N, 151 ° 18' 12" W
  • Region: Matanuska-Susitna
  • Uses:
  • Length: 30 mi (48.28 km)
  • Elevation: 4081 ft (1243.89 m)
  • Arms: Pika Glacier,

    Locales: Denali Base Camp,

    Tributaries: Granite Creek,

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heads in icefield between Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter, trends S 30 mi. to head of Kahiltna River, 5 mi. E of Chelatna Lake and 35 mi. NE of Talkeetna; Alaska Range

History
Tanaina Indian name reported in 1899 by Lieutenant J. S. Herron (1901, p. 45 and map), USA, as "Car-ilt-nu." spelling was published by Adolph Knopf and Sidney Paige (in Brooks and others, 1906, p. 118), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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