Wednesday, July 2, 2008

These Boots Are Made For Hiking

Today's adventure is to Kenai Fjords National Park and an interesting trek to Exit Glacier, one of only a few that you can walk to.

Its mile-wide icy tongue drops from the Harding Icefield hanging above the valley floor.

                                It's a nice hike through the glacial silt area --

                                        with several interesting stream crossings--

                         ending in a wonderful up hill trail to the glacier face.

                             The glacier is the source of the Resurrection River--

--a braided network of streams and estuaries responsible for a large portion of Seward's salmon population.

Scrapes, scars and boulders are left in the terrain by the receding field of ice.

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