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Ptarmigan Drop

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 11' 3" N,
145 ° 38' 56" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Elevation

1946 ft (593.14 m)

Uses

Ptarmigan Drop in Detail.

About

along Richardson Highway, 1 mi. SW of Ptarmigan and 21 mi. NE of Valdez, Chugach Mts.

History

Name published by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Moffit and Madden, 1914, pl. 1) because of the abrupt drop of the highway to a roadhouse once popular with travelers. The name may also apply to the abrupt drop of Ptarmigan Creek forming a canyon across a ridge.

Places Near Ptarmigan Drop
Crags:

101 Wall, Blueberry Block, Republic of Boulder, The Sunny Side,

Glaciers:

Bench Glacier, Deserted Glacier, DOT Glacier, Heiden Glacier, Marshall Glacier, Scorpion Glacier, Tasnuna Glacier, The Beach, Tonsina Glacier, Tsina Glacier, Twentyseven Mile Glacier, Worthington Glacier, Wortmanns Glacier,

Routes:

Angel, Plastic Jesus, Plow Truck, Spring Loaded,

Lakes:

Blueberry Lake, Greyling Lake, Thompson Lake, Trap Lake, Worthington Lake,

Locales:

19 Mile Wall, Bald Boy, Bro Bowl, Catchers Mitt, Cracked Ice, Diamond, DOT Face, Fracture Canyon, Girls, Gun Barrels, Heavenly, Heiden View Face, Iguana Backs, Little Diamond, Little Girls, Little Odyssey, Lizard Head, Loveland Basin, Mega Sumo, Moonlight Basin, Nick's Happy Valley, North Odyssey, Promise Land, Python, RFS, Road Run, School Bus, Skate Park, Snatch, Stairway, Three Pigs, Valley of the Tusk, Vertigo,

Mountains:

Mount Dimond, Mount Dimond, Girls Mountain, Odessey,

Parks:

Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site,

Mountain Passes:

Marshall Pass, Ptarmigan Drop, Thompson Pass,

Peaks:

Acapulco, Berlin Wall, Bronto, Cracked Ice, F-Top, Goodwills, Halibut Head, Ivory Tusk, Little Matterhorn, Loveland Peak, Python, Repeater Peak, RFS, Rhinestone Cowgirl, Sapphire, Sina Benchmark, Stairway, Stone Mountain, The Tusk, Tones Temple, Twentyseven Mile Peak, Whistlers Mother,

Ridges:

Hippy Ridge, Sushi Bar, The Books,

Streams:

Bear Creek, Bench Creek, Cascade Creek, Glacier Creek, Heiden Creek, Mill Creek, Ptarmigan Creek, Sheep Creek, Small Creek, Wortmanns Creek,

Routes:

DOT Glacier Trail, Little Odessey Trail, Thompson Pass Pipeline Access Road, Trans-Alaska Trail - Valdez to Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier Ridge Trail,

Valleys:

Heiden Canyon,

Cities:

Ptarmigan, Wortmanns,