Information About

Eagle Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 38' 11" N,
134 ° 40' 35" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

3199 ft (975.06 m)

Uses

Eagle Glacier in Detail.

About

In the Coast Mountains, heads at 583600N, 1343800W, trending NNW, then SW, to unnamed lake at the head of Eagle River, 22 mi NW of Juneau. 9 miles long.

History

Named by Commander Richard W. Meade, U.S. Navy (USN), in 1869, because of the feature's resemblance to an eagle with outstretched wings. It forms the head of the Eagle River.

Places Near Eagle Glacier
Bars:

Cohen Reef, Eagle Reef,

Basins:

Cottrell Basin, Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Yankee Basin,

Bays:

Amalga Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Halibut Cove, Huffman Harbor, Pearl Harbor, Tee Harbor,

Capes:

Inspiration Point,

Channels:

Favorite Channel,

Cliffs:

The Breadline,

Glaciers:

Antler Glacier, Battle Glacier, Eagle Glacier, Herbert Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Mendenhall Glacier, Thiel Glacier, West Branch Taku Glacier,

Islands:

Aaron Island, Bird Island, Cohen Island, Gull Island, Kishbrock Island,

Lakes:

Antler Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Peterson Lake, Salt Lake, Windfall Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Adolph Knopf, Bullard Mountain, Camp 15 Peak, Dike Mountain, Mount Ernest Gruening, Folded Towers, Glacier Grub Tower, Glacier King, Horn Spire, McGinnis Mountain, Mustang Peak, The Snow Towers, Snowpatch Crag, Snowpatch Craig, Stroller White Mountain, Thane Mountain, Treasury Hill, Triangle Peak, Tricouni Peak, The Tusk, Mount Wrather,

Parks:

Shelter Island State Marine Park,

Ridges:

Berners Peaks, Icefall Spires, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers,

Rivers:

Eagle River, Gilkey River, Herbert River,

Streams:

Bacon Creek, Boulder Creek, Canyon Creek, Goat Creek, Goose Creek, McGinnis Creek, Nugget Creek, Peterson Creek, Shrine Creek, Slate Creek, South Fork Cowee Creek, Tenk Creek, Tusta Creek, Windfall Creek,

Routes:

Amalga Trail, Herbert Glacier Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Montana Creek Trail, West Glacier Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Yankee Basin Trail,

Valleys:

Prairie Basin,

Cities:

Amalga (historical), Dobson Landing, Saint Terese,