Avalanche Glacier facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAvalanche Glacier
Avalanche Glacier can be seen in the center of the photo. It is fed by the White Salmon Glacier, which is located to the upper-left of Avalanche Glacier.
|Area||0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi) in 2006|
|Length||1 mi (1.6 km)|
Avalanche Glacier is located on the west to southwest slopes of Mount Adams a stratovolcano in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the U.S. state of Washington. The glacier descends from the White Salmon Glacier at 10,200 ft (3,100 m) to a terminus near 7,600 ft (2,300 m). Avalanche Glacier has been in a general state of retreat for over 100 years and lost 59 percent of its surface area between 1904 and 2006.
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