Wheeler Peak Glacier within the Great Basin National Park in Nevada
Wheeler Peak Glacier
On The Way to The Glacier Below Wheeler Peak
Wheeler Peak from Rock Glacier.
Mailbox on top Wheeler Peak, a Nevada 13er
Wheeler Peak Glacier is a glacier situated at the base of Wheeler Peak within Great Basin National Park in the U.S. state of Nevada. It has been called the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere but is much further north than Mount Everest and glaciers of the Himalaya and also further north than Palisade Glacier in California. At a height of 13,063 feet (3,982 m) Wheeler Peak is the tallest mountain in the Snake Range and the second tallest mountain in Nevada. The mountain top is also considered to be a horn, a peak carved and shaped by glaciers over a long period of time.