Blackstone Glacier

The famous surveyor Mendenhall named this glacier for a miner who was carrying mail from Cook Inlet to Whittier in 1896, disappeared in a snowstorm, and was never seen again. His brother Willard (who gives his name to the nearby island) searched for him but found only the mail packet atop the glacier which now bears his name. Blackstone Glacier is only 3 miles from Whittier as the crow flies--hence the confusion that led to his fatal error.

Getting There

Latitude: 60.64056
Longitude: -148.734
Driving Directions