Alpine Creek

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 63 ° 2' 13" N, 147 ° 16' 14" W
  • Region: Matanuska-Susitna
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  • Elevation: 2717 ft (828.14 m)

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About
Heading in a glacial lake in the S part of the Clearwater Mountains and flowing SW to join Raft Creek 5 mi upstream from its mouth, 80 mi. SE of Healy, Alaska Range. 4 miles long.

History
Named in 1954 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologists because the valley being similar to those in the Swiss Alps, with steep, sharp-crested walls, broad floor, U-shape, and lakes.

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