In the Saint Elias Mountains, heads at 601100N, 1394500W, flowing ESE to Hubbard Glacier, 2 mi. NE of head of Disenchantment Bay and 29 mi. NE of Yakutat, St. Elias Mts.
Named for Valerie F. Wood (1933-1951), who served as an assistant to the scientific part of Project Snow Cornice of the Arctic Institute of North America. She was killed with her mother in an airplane crash near the glacier about July 27, 1951 (see Mount Foresta). The name was proposed by the Arctic Institute of North America.