Traleika Glacier

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Traleika Glacier
TypeValley glacier
LocationDenali Borough, Alaska, U.S.
Coordinates63°10′52″N 151°00′09″W / 63.18111°N 151.00250°W / 63.18111; -151.00250Coordinates: 63°10′52″N 151°00′09″W / 63.18111°N 151.00250°W / 63.18111; -151.00250

Traleika Glacier is a glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska. The glacier originates from two forks on either side of Farthing Horn on the east side of Denali; the west fork of the glacier starts in the Thayer Basin to the south of Denali, moving northeast and falling from the basin's 15,000-foot (4,600 m) height via the Traleika Icefall into the west fork between Karsten Ridge and the Farthing Horn. The main fork starts from Denali's east buttress in Traleika Col, joining the West Fork between the Farthing Horn and Mount Silverthrone, then moving northeast to join Muldrow Glacier.[1][2] Traleika Glacier was named in 1945 by Bradford Washburn, attributing the name to a Susitna name meaning "great one" or "high one." .[3] The form Traleika is an Anglicization of the Dena'ina name Dghelaay Ka'a, denoting Denali.[4]

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  1. ^ "Map of Denali National Park and Preserve". Denali National Park and Preserve. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  2. ^ Denali National Park and Preserve (Map). !:225,000. National Geographic Maps. 2007. ISBN 978-1-56695-328-3.
  3. ^ "Traleika Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  4. ^ Kari, James. 1981. Native names celebrate the mountain's grandeur. Now in the North, February.