Thudaka Range

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Thudaka Range
Highest point
Peak Thudaka Peak
Elevation 2,748 m (9,016 ft)
Coordinates 57°55′36.8″N126°50′53.9″W / 57.926889°N 126.848306°W / 57.926889; -126.848306 Coordinates: 57°55′36.8″N126°50′53.9″W / 57.926889°N 126.848306°W / 57.926889; -126.848306
Geography
Country Canada
State/Province British Columbia
Parent range Stikine Ranges

The Thudaka Range is a mountain range located east of the Rocky Mountain Trench in British Columbia, Canada bounded by the Obo River on the east, the Frog River on the west, and on the south by the pass between Geese and Thudaka Creeks. The highest peak in the range is Thudaka Peak at 2,748 m (9,016 ft). The range is part of the Stikine Ranges. [1]

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References

  1. Thudaka Range in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia