Information About

Scidmore Glacier

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Scidmore Glacier on The Map

Location

58 ° 48' 19" N,
136 ° 43' 46" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Length

2.5 mi (4.02 km)

Elevation

1388 ft (423.06 m)

Uses

Scidmore Glacier in Detail.

About

in Glacier Bay National Monument, trends NW and E to its 1961 terminus 4.5 mi. SE of head of Reid Inlet and 66 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts.

History

Named by Field and Cooper (1937, pl. 1 and p. 62) for Eliza R. Scidmore, 1856-1928, author of "Alaska, its Southern Coast and the Sitkan Archipelago," (1885), and "Guide to Alaska and the Northwest Coast," (1890). After visiting Glacier Bay she wrote about its discovery in the National Geographic Magazine in 1896.