Splash Mark

  This photo shows a view of the Gilbert Inlet, located in the northeastern corner of Lituya Bay, which serves as the terminus of the Lituya Glacier (also shown in the photo). The barren patch of rock along the point, shown in the center of the photo, is the result of the initial giant splash of water generated by the rockslide, which occurred directly opposite the inlet. The extent of runup at this location, marked by the vertical elevation of the barren rock face, was an amazing 1,720 feet above sea level! The highest ever recorded.  

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