The Bagley Icefield is known for being the largest nonpolar icefield in North America. It is located in southeastern Alaska and stretches 120 miles long and 6 miles wide.
What is perhaps more impressive is that in some areas, the ice is up to 3,000 feet thick.
This massive icefield feeds many glaciers, including the Tana, Miles, Guyot, and the immense Bering Glacier System, which is responsible for the release of more than 6 trillion gallons of water every year.
The Bering Glacier covers an area of more than 2,000 square miles and is more than 118 miles long, making it the largest glacier in the world.
This area is of immense ecological importance. The harsh terrain is home to many plants and animals that can’t survive elsewhere.
The glaciers have also become a popular spot for recreational activities, and many people have come to rely upon the landscape for their livelihood.
In the video below, we’re offered a breathtaking view of this incredible icefield and the glaciers it produces. Take a look to learn more! Enjoy!
L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.