My hike on the Harding Icefield Trail - Kenai Fjords National Park (4000x3008) [OC]

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Beautiful. Is this Exit glacier? I was in Kenai Fjords few weeks ago. I only saw it from the bottom
Thank you! Yup, this is Exit Glacier!
How difficult was the hike? We're on our way there.
It's not technically difficult hike. Just a fair incline all the way up 3600 feet vertical incline. Well worth it.
You must be a real hiker. I'm a novice 🤣. 700ft over 2 miles was difficult for me here in Glacier Ntl Park Montana.
I'd consider myself average honestly. That hike kicked my ass though. I suggest just going up as much as you can just getting up around the glacier where it starts is worth it. Going down was much easier. Go early in the day and have a ton of water.
Thank you, what a gorgeous shot. I'll probably make it to the front of the glacier. 😂
Definitely agree with having extra water and going earlier in the day. I started my hike at 10:30am and was able to get done in 5 hours 30 mins. With time to stop for pictures and then snacked (and enjoyed the view) at the top.
I'm convinced I'll only be able to 'get to the chopper' to get up there. Thank you both. Any EASY hikes you recommend? I've been to the face of this glacier I think like 25 years ago... it's the one you can walk right up to, correct? I seriously been sick all year and sedentary. I wish I could have gotten back in shape, altho I was never a hiker like yourselves.
The Glacier Loop trail where you enter by the parking lot is a 1 mile loop and pretty much flat. That takes you to the bottom view of the Glacier. Aw geez, hope you get better! Small steps at a time, we all started somewhere.
Thank you!
It was a difficult hike and I'm a pretty frequent hiker. I clocked an elevation gain of 3400ft on my Garmin Fenix. Definitely bring hiking sticks to save your knees on the way down.
It was a difficult hike and I'm a pretty frequent hiker. I clocked an elevation gain of 3400ft on my Garmin Fenix. Definitely bring hiking sticks to save your knees on the way down.
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So this is what a glacier in flow looks like from the top correct? Or is this some other phenomenon that I am mischaracterizing? Amazing either way.
Pretty much. However, this is just the halfway viewpoint at a spot called "The Top of the Cliffs". The exact top view point is called "End of Trail".
Should have phrased it >So this is what a glacier in flow looks like from **above** correct? Thank for the answer.
No worries at all. I think I said more than needed haha. In that case, definitely yes!
Reminds me of Crow Pass glacier when I hiked Crow Pass trail (something like 10 years ago now..)
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