While visiting my sister in Alaska in August/2013, we drove down to
for some fishing
and other misc. fun. The highlight of the trip was a hike
up to the Harding Ice Field. This starts just outside of town
at the Exit Glacier nature center. This is a very popular destination, but
most people just do the easy walk to the foot of the glacier (which is pretty cool by itself)
rather than climb the 3,000 vertical feet/4 miles to the Harding Ice Field
that feeds dozens of glaciers from above. But the hike is well worth the effort and even with marginal weather, it is truly awesome to look out on America's largest ice field!