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Hello, Mount Stevens!

Alaska Beat

According to the Library of Congress, President Obama has signed legislation that names an Alaska mountain and icefield after the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, who was killed in an airplane accident last August. The final version of the bill, introduced by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and passed by both the U.S. House and Senate, designates the highest, unnamed peak in Alaska "Mount Stevens." The newly named peak is a 13,895-foot mountain in Denali National Park, at latitude 62.920469308 and longitude 151.066510314. The bill also names an 8,340-square-mile icefield in the northern Chugach National Forest after the late senator. Ted Stevens Icefield includes the Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Nelchina, Tazlina, Valdez, and Shoup glaciers (and is rumored to be stubborn and quick to anger when it feels Alaska's interests are being threatened). Read the full text of the new legislation, here.