Information About

Norris Glacier

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Norris Glacier on The Map

Location

58 ° 26' 20" N,
134 ° 11' 3" W

Region

Juneau

Length

8 mi (12.87 km)

Elevation

1739 ft (530.05 m)

Uses

Norris Glacier in Detail.

About

Heads in North Branch Norris Glacier, trends 8 mi SE to Grizzly Bar on Taku Inlet, 2.4 mi W of Taku Point and 14 mi NE of Juneau, Coast Mountains.

History

Probably named in 1886 by navy officers for Dr. Basil Norris, surgeon, U.S. Navy (USN). In 1890 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) called it "Windom glacier" for William Windom, 1827-1891, lawyer and statesman, who was congressman and senator from Ohio and Secretary of the Treasury under President Garfield and Harrison. The report by C.W. Wright, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), states that the name "Norris Glacier" represented local usage. Miss E. R. Scidmore (1899, p. 81) gives the Indian name as "Kadishle."

Places Near Norris Glacier
Bars:

Grizzly Bar, Oozy Flats,

Basins:

Icy Basin, Last Chance Basin, Silverbow Basin, Washington Basin,

Bays:

Scow Cove, Sunny Cove, Taku Inlet,

Beaches:

Ready Bullion Beach,

Capes:

Cooper Point, Davidson Point, Flat Point, Jaw Point, Swede Point, Taku Point,

Cliffs:

Two Echo Cliffs,

Dams:

Annex Lakes Dam,

Glaciers:

Dead Branch Norris Glacier, Death Valley Branch Norris Glacier, Hole-in-the-Wall Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Middle Branch Norris Glacier, Norris Glacier, North Branch Norris Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Quartz Glacier, Southwest Branch Taku Glacier, Split Thumb Icefall, Taku Glacier,

Hills:

Jamestown Hill, Taku Hill,

Islands:

Juneau Island,

Lakes:

Annex Lakes, Bart Lake, Lake Dorothy, Glory Lake, Lieuy Lake, Loon Lakes, Oona Lake,

Mountains:

Amherst Peak, Annex Peak, Bulger Hill, Cairn Peak, Cathedral Peak, Clark Peak, Deadview Peak, The Dukes, Emperor Peak, Flower Tower, Gastineau Peak, Groundhog Hill, Guardian Mountain, Hawthorne Peak, Hodgkins Peak, Juncture Peak, Little Matterhorn, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McDonough Peak, Middle Peak, Mineral Hill, Norris Mountain, North Nugget Spire, North Rhine Peak, Nugget Mountain, Observation Peak, Olds Mountain, Organ Pipes, Princess Peak, Roberts Peak, Scorpion Peak, Sheep Mountain, Shoehorn Mountain, Slanting Peak, South Rhine Peak, Split Thumb, Taku Towers, Thoroughfare Mountain, Topless Peak, True Summit, Vantage Peak, Vesper Peak, West Peak, West Summit,

Mountain Passes:

Echo Pass, Echo Pass, Igloo Pass,

Mountain Ranges:

Brassiere Hills, Taku Range,

Ridges:

Annex Ridge, Goat Ridge, Goat Ridge, Gold Ridge, Hawthorne Ridge, The Horn, Juneau Ridge, Norris-Taku Ridge, Powerline Ridge, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge, Sheep Creek Divide, Sol Thumb, The Thoroughfare, Twin Summit Ridge,

Rivers:

Salmon Fork, Taku River,

Streams:

Annex Creek, Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Black Bear Creek, Bullion Creek, Carlson Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Davidson Creek, Dorothy Creek, Dupont Creek, Gold Fork, Granite Creek, Groundhog Creek (historical), Ice Creek, Little Sheep Creek, Lurvey Creek, Nevada Creek, Paris Creek, Ready Bullion Creek, Sheep Creek, Sheep Fork, Snowslide Creek, Sockeye Creek, Turner Creek, Zipper Creek,

Routes:

Mount Roberts Trail,

Valleys:

Arctic Gulch, Columbia Basin (not official), Crooked Gulch, Death Valley, Dix Gulch, Geary Gulch, Glacier Basin, Goldstein Gulch, Grouse Gulch, Hardscrabble Gulch, Icy Gulch, Lurvey Basin, Marmot Valley, Nugget Gulch, Prospect Gulch, Quartz Gulch (historical), Roberts Gulch, Sheep Creek Basin, Snowslide Gulch, Specimen Creek, Spring Gulch, Timber Gulch,

Cities:

Douglas, Thane, Treadwell (historical), Tsantikihin (historical),

Waterfalls:

Alaska Chief Falls, Ebner Falls, Lost Rocker Falls, Suicide Falls,