Information About

Heather Nunatak

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 42' 23" N,
136 ° 42' 9" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Elevation

4071 ft (1240.84 m)

Uses

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About

in Glacier Bay National Monument, 3 mi. NE of end of Aurora Glacier and 62 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts.

History

Local name reported by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1951. Probably so called for the heather or false heather, Phyllodoce glanduliflora, that grows profusely on exposed mountain slopes in SE Alaska (Sharples, 1938, p. 101).