Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Kenai Fjords, Photos, Travel 4 Comments

Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Just a short, beautiful 12 mile drive from Seward is Exit Glacier.  Exit Glacier is one of the few glaciers in Alaska that you can easily walk up to and view and photograph up close.  From the parking lot, the trail is about a mile, with much of that on a paved pathway.  If you have never seen a glacier up close, it is a fascinating treat.  For the photographer, there are endless photo opportunities. 

This is actually an older photo shot on film.  Unfortunately this glacier has receded a fair amount since this photo was taken, and now the toe of the glacier is off the valley floor.  I think the rate of retreat is going to really increase because the sun can now warm the underlying bedrock.

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  1. Ron it would be great to get a current picture from the same location and get a look at how much it has receded. How old is this photo?
    keep on bloggin
    DB

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    That is a good idea Doug – I will do that next summer. I think this was from the mid 90’s. The spot is probably overgrown with alders, but it is worth a look!

    Ron

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    These is still plenty to see – you just need to walk a tad further. The front of the glacier is up behind that big rock you see in the near the middle of the frame.

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