Information About

Gateway Knob

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 11' 23" N,
138 ° 10' 57" W

Region

Yakutat

Elevation

502 ft (153.01 m)

Uses

Gateway Knob in Detail.

About

in Alsek River at river bend, 1 mi. W of 1961 terminus of Alsek Glacier, and 60 mi. SE of Yakutat, St. Elias Mts.

History

So named in 1906 by Blackwelder (1907, p. 428, 430), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), because the hill represented the "jumping-off" place when crossing the glacier. The glacier was once at this hill but has since retreated.