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Exit Glacier At Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska

July 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

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Exit Glacier

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Alaska this summer, seriously consider visiting Exit Glacier at Kenai Fjords National Park. We hiked to this glacier five years ago when we lived in Anchorage and we were fortunate enough to visit the glacier again early in July of this year. We had taken a day trip from Anchorage to Seward and spontaneously decided to visit the glacier after leaving Seward.

Glaciers abound in Alaska. Thankfully this glacier can be easily (and affordably!) enjoyed by taking a short hike. Unlike other glaciers around the state,  there’s no need for a boat or a helicopter to view the glacier. You just need some good supportive shoes, a bottle of water, and a little extra energy. On the midweek  day that we visited, the park wasn’t terribly busy. The sun was shining and the views were amazing. We took a different trail on this trip and, to be perfectly honest, we were quite shocked to see how far the glacier had receded since we were there five years ago!! It was definitely an interesting change that we all noticed!

So, if you are traveling in this region of Alaska, visit this easily accessible glacier. It’s a national treasure worth visiting!

Photo by Melissa A. Trainer

–Melissa A. Trainer

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One Response to “Exit Glacier At Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska”
  1. Jan and Don says:

    You’re right. Exit Glacier is a must see. We traveled Alaska this summer and saw many of the glaciers. We also camped by Resurrection Bay in Seward. Alaska is a beautiful state. The Alaska Highway is something I wish everyone could travel at least once in their lifetime.

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