I have been driving past this beautiful glacier since I was a youngster living with my parents in Copper Center – but, in all these years, I have never taken the extra time to actually drive down to the glacier itself. We finally changed that last week when we camped next to the front edge of the glacier – in short, what a cool place! Literally and figuratively of course. Spent a lot of time hiking around and exploring, this area is really fun, I look forward to returning for more!
Even though I live just a few miles from a beautiful glacier, Exit Glacier, it was nice to be able to explore a place without the rules, signs and roped off areas that you have in a National Park. Here, you access the Matanuska Glacier via private property, pay your fees and sign a waiver and then can be as smart or stupid as you would like.