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Pinnacle Glacier
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Pinnacle Glacier in the large cirque on the right side of the mountain.
Mount Adams, Yakima and Skamania Counties, Washington, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 46°12′25″N 121°31′43″W / 46.20694°N 121.52861°W / 46.20694; -121.52861Coordinates: 46°12′25″N 121°31′43″W / 46.20694°N 121.52861°W / 46.20694; -121.52861
Area 1.41 km2 (0.54 sq mi) in 2006
Length 1.2 mi (1.9 km)
Terminus Talus
Status Retreating

Pinnacle Glacier is located on the west slopes of Mount Adams a stratovolcano in Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the U.S. state of Washington. The glacier descends from approximately 10,000 ft (3,000 m) to a terminus near 7,200 ft (2,200 m). Pinnacle Glacier lost 7 percent of its surface area between 1904 and 2006.

Pinnacle Glacier was named by Harry Fielding Reid during his survey of Mount Adams' glaciers with C. E. Rusk in 1901.

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