Our arrival in Seward has been graced by sunshine and blue skies over Resurrection Bay and the surrounding mountains. This town on the Kenai Peninsula is the perfect home base for the second half of our adventure.
After a hike into Kenai Fjords National Park, we put on crampons and ice climbing boots and headed into the ice of the Exit Glacier. This Glacier is an offshoot of the immense Harding ice field, but continues to accelerate in its melt with changing climate, so we were grateful to experience the place, understanding how we interact and are impacting such landscapes.
With our guides, we climbed down and back out of a deep crevasse, experiencing the blue glacial ice, and trekked across the glacier. Truly an amazing experience to be in such a massive and dynamic landscape!
Afterward we headed to the harbor for a waterfront dinner and took some time to walk among many boats under the evening sun, taking photos of this maritime community and some wildlife (a sea otter was close by!). Our spirits are refreshed by the water, sun, mountains, and the awesome experience of being on the Exit Glacier!