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Ptarmigan Glacier
Glacier Peak, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 48°08′08″N 121°07′38″W / 48.13556°N 121.12722°W / 48.13556; -121.12722Coordinates: 48°08′08″N 121°07′38″W / 48.13556°N 121.12722°W / 48.13556; -121.12722
Length .60 mi (0.97 km)
Terminus Talus
Status Retreating

Ptarmigan Glacier is located on north slopes of Glacier Peak in the U.S. state of Washington. As is true with all the glaciers found on Glacier Peak, Ptarmigan Glacier is retreating. During the Little Ice Age, Ptarmigan Glacier extended down to an altitude of 4,444 ft (1,355 m) but aside from a small advance during the 1970s, has retreated significantly since the end of the Little Ice Age.

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