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Knik Glacier Alaska

Posted by on January 30, 2016

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!

 

Knik Glacier Alaska - IdlewildAlaska

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!

Knik Glacier Iceberg - IdlewildAlaska

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.

Alaskan Glacier - IdlewildAlaska

Not only is it a beautiful glacier, it’s famous too! Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was partially filmed there in 1991.

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Iceberg - IdlewildAlaska

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.

Airplane flying over Knik Glacier - IdlewildAlaska

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Knik Glacier - IdlewildAlaska

 

 

Knik Icebergs - IdlewildAlaska

I love our home. Alaska is such an amazing place. I can’t imagine living anywhere else!


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2 Responses to Knik Glacier Alaska

  1. Mary Anne's Alaska

    I kept thinking Matanuska Glacier when I first saw this before I read the part about the Johnson House Cabin having a great view! Then my perspective was corrected. 😉 Looks like a gorgeous and fun day! I didn’t know there was a Star Trek filmed there! I’ll have to tell my Trekkie husband. 😉

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