Information About

Mount POW/MIA

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 26' 47" N,
149 ° 11' 47" W

Region

Anchorage

Elevation

4091 ft (1246.94 m)

Uses

Mount POW/MIA in Detail.

About

Located in Chugach State Park, 2.2 km (1.4 mi) NNE of Lake Barbara, 2.9 km (1.8 mi) W of East Twin Peak and 20 km (12.3 mi) SE of the community of Wasilla.

History

Named in honor of those individuals who were prisoners of war (POW) or determined to be missing in action (MIA) as a result of wars in which the United States has been involved. In 1999, a U.S. Marine veteran climbed the feature and placed a POW/MIA flag at its summit. When facing the Veterans' Wall of Honor memorial, located along the Old Glenn Highway approximately 4.8 km (3 mi) NNE of the summit, Mount POW/MIA is located between the United States flag and the POW/MIA flag.

Places Near Mount POW/MIA
Areas:

Ch-atan Kaq-, Chuqilin Kaq-, Skitnu Hdakaq-,

Cities:

Palmer,

Dams:

Eklutna Dam, Eklutna Dam, Lower Eklutna Dam, Memory Lake Estates Dam Number 2, Sherwood Estates Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats, Eklutna Flats,

Glaciers:

Eklutna Glacier,

Lakes:

Anderson Lake, Baird Lake, Lake Barbara, Black Lake, Bradley Lake, Burkholder Lake, Butte Lake, Canoe Lake, Clear Lake, Cornelius Lake, Cottonwood Lake, Dandy Lake, Dry Lake, Duck Lake, Echo Lake, Edmonds Lake, Eklutna Lake, Ezi Slough, Falks Lake, Finger Lake, Gooding Lake, Hart Lake, High Ridge Lake, Irene Lake, Johnson Lake, Kennedy Lake, Kepler Lake, Kings Lake, Klaire Lake, Loberg Lake, Long Lake, Matanuska Lake, McLeod Lake, Meier Lake, Mud Lake, Mud Lake, Neklason Lake, Paradise Lake, Reed Lake, Reedy Lake, Reflections Lake, Triangle Lake, Walby Lake, Wasilla Lake, Wolf Lake,

Mountains:

Bellicose Peak, Benign Peak, Bodenburg Butte, East Twin Peak, Mount Eklutna, Mount Magnificent, Peeking Mountain, Pioneer Peak, Mount POW/MIA, Mount Rumble, Thunder Bird Peak, West Twin Peak,

Parks:

Edmonds Lake Park, Finger Lake State Recreation Site, Mirror Lake State Wayside Park, Wolf Lake State Recreation Site,

Mountain Passes:

Rabbit Slough, Spring Creek,

Peaks:

Bear Mountain, Bees Heaven Peak, Goat Rock, Gold Star Peak, Pepper Peak, Peters Peak, Pleasant Mountain, Salt Peak, Shaker Peak, South Pioneer Peak, South Raina Peak,

Rivers:

Knik River, Matanuska River,

Streams:

Bodenburg Creek, Carnegie Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Ezi Slough, Falling Water Creek, Goat Creek, Spring Creek, Thachkatnu Creek, Thunder Bird Creek, Wasilla Creek,

Routes:

Albert Loop Trail, Bear Point Trail, Bold Ridge Trail, Connector 1 Trail, Dew Mound Trail, Eagle River North Fork Access Trail, Eklutna ATV Access Trail, Eklutna Lake Spillway Trail, Eklutna Spillway Trail, Mount Eklutna Trail, Peters Valley Trail, Rodak Nature Loop Trail, Thunderbird Falls Trail, Twin Peaks Trail, Yuditna Cabin Access Trail, Yuditna Cabin Trail,

Valleys:

Matanuska Valley,

Cities:

Butte, Eklutna, Gateway, Matanuska,

Waterfalls:

Thunder Bird Falls,