Thompson Ridge

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 60 ° 41' 2" N, 142 ° 22' 9" W
  • Region: Valdez-Cordova (CA)
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  • Elevation: 6945 ft (2116.84 m)
  • Parent: Chugach Mountains
  • Mountains: Needle Mountain,

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Bounded on the S by Jefferies Glacier, on the E by an unnamed valley glacier flowing N fom Jeffries Glacier into Granite Creek Valley, on the N by Granite Creek, and on the W and SW by Tana Glacier, 8 mi. S of Granite Range and 43 mi. N of Cape Yakataga, Chugach Mts.

History
Named in 1960 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for J.B.Thompson, a prospector who, with J. B. Miller, hiked from Cape Yakataga across the glaciers to Granite Creek and returned the same way in 1906 or 1907.

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