When the sun finally comes out and it’s a beautiful weekend, you take a break from the to-do list, grab some family members, and head for the Knik Glacier Alaska! Thanks to the most recent chinook, there wasn’t really any snow, so we drove four-wheelers and side-by-sides. It was a beautiful day!
It was a 25 mile (or so) trip one way. It was around 30 degrees all day, but on the trip back, the sun dipped below the mountains and it got cold!
The Knik Glacier is about 60 miles from Anchorage (by driving, 40 miles by air). It’s a beautiful glacier. One of Alaska’s prettiest, in my opinion. The Johnson House Cabin has an amazing view.
Not only is it a beautiful glacier, it’s famous too! Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was partially filmed there in 1991.
We hiked out across the frozen lake that’s filled with icebergs in front of the glacier wall. Some were massive and we were even able to climb on (and in!) a few.
I love our home. Alaska is such an amazing place. I can’t imagine living anywhere else!