Information About

Mapsorak Mountain

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 4' 0" N,
165 ° 21' 0" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

554 ft (168.86 m)

Uses

Mapsorak Mountain in Detail.

About

between Kisimilok and Mapsorak Creeks, 17 mi. SE of CapeThompson, Arctic Slope

History

Eskimo name reported in 1950 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) as "Mup-so-rt." W. O. Pruitt, University of Alaska, spelled the name "Mafsorak" and gives its meaning as "overhanging." The name is derived from the low hill located just to the south.