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!