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Butterfly Glacier
Map showing the location of Butterfly Glacier
Map showing the location of Butterfly Glacier
Butterfly Glacier
Location in Washington (state)
Type Alpine glacier
Location Chelan and Snohomish County, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates 48°04′04″N 120°59′41″W / 48.06778°N 120.99472°W / 48.06778; -120.99472
Length .70 mi (1.13 km)
Terminus Barren rock/icefall
Status Retreating

Butterfly Glacier is in Wenatchee National Forest in the U.S. state of Washington and is on the northwest slopes of the northwest summit of Luahna Peak and the ridge which extends west from the peak. Butterfly Glacier is separated into two glaciers, the larger one in the east descends from 8,000 to 6,600 ft (2,400 to 2,000 m). An arête separates Butterfly Glacier from Pilz Glacier to the east. Butterfly Glacier is within the Glacier Peak Wilderness and is just over 6 mi (9.7 km) southeast of Glacier Peak.

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