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Benson Glacier

Benson Glacier is located on the northeast side of Glacier Peak, although other ice masses on the peak/along Eagle Cap ridge have been called Benson Glacier. Benson is now a stagnant ice mass and this stagnation has occurred since the early 1990s. With this stagnation, the Wallowa Mountains are now a glacier-free mountain range. The extent and area of Benson Glacier provided below is based on 1981 photographs used in making the U.S.G.S. topographic map.


Latitude: 45.156

Longitude: -117.295

Aspect: 45

Head (m asl) 1980s: 2830

Terminus (m asl) 1980s: 2750

Area (km^2) 1980s: 0.016

Head (m asl) 2020s: -

Terminus (m asl) 2020s: -

Area (km^2) 2020s: 0

Status: stagnant

Last observation: 2020

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