August 19, 2011

Grand Scenics of Alaska - Exit Glacier

Kenai Fjords National Park was one of several parks that we visited in Alaska. This 1760 square mile park was established in 1980, and its most remarkable feature is the Harding Icefield. The icefield holds the distinction of being the largest one entirely contained with the U.S. It’s HUGE! There are 38 glaciers within its expanse, including Exit Glacier. 

Exit Glacier is a popular destination for visitors because it is so accessible. There is a trail system where you can walk up close to the side of the glacier, to its terminus, along the drainage basin, or up a mountainside for an aerial view. We chose the less strenuous trail through the cottonwood forest toward the drainage basin and were rewarded with beautiful panoramic views. 

During our visit, the sky directly over Exit Glacier was completely overcast. However, the sky was blue in the opposite direction, looking toward Resurrection River. That’s part of the fickleness of Alaska weather!

Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park 

drainage from Exit Glacier to Resurrection River,
Kenai Fjords National Park 


  1. Beautiful country Miz Donna...Looks a little cold!
    We could use a little of that here right now!
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Stunning, Donna!

    I'm so enjoying this Alaska trip.

    Have a good weekend, sweet lady.


  3. That's very majestic and the drainage off the glacier is a actual river! Amazing!

  4. I just dropped by to see all of your glorious photos Miz Donna. They're so breathtaking!!

  5. So gorgeous. That is one glorious view.

  6. Gorgeous, Donna. My son talked about the Kenai Fjords when he worked in Alaska about 2004. Love that 2nd picture. Wow!!!

  7. I would imagine the water is freezing LOL. These are absolutely gorgeous and the 2nd is also my favorite. Looks so CLEAN and refreshing!

  8. I'm catching up on all your Alaska pictures and they are absolutely stunning. I had saw a couple of pics on my phone, but knew I needed to get to my big computer screen to see them much better!

  9. Everything looks so awesome..the air and water ...crisp and clean..can almost smell the pines and fresh air!


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