Glacier’s Edge Hike

Trip Description

This hike stays off the ice and gives you a glimpse into some of the most active and rapidly changing areas in the vicinity!  A huge glacial lake, collapsing ice towers, and deep gorges characterize this very dynamic part of the valley.

We’ll teach you about the geology, ecology, and fascinating plant life if you are interested.  If we’re lucky we’ll spot some wildlife in this less-frequented area.  This is an easier hike then our glacier hikes, and is a perfect hike for those clients who are interested in learning about the dramatic dynamics of glaciers and glacial ecology at a relaxed pace without the crowds.

There are a number of different areas that we can visit in this timeframe, so contact us to discuss what you are most interested in and your guide can prepare a list of subjects to share.  This hike is great for those clients who may not feel quite up to the challenge of a glacier hike or are looking for an interesting and different perspective of the area.

5 – 6 hours

easy medium  (easy – medium)

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Uneven on and off trail hiking surfaces with loose rocks and short sections of steep ups and downs.

Anyone who feels up to walking or hiking over mostly flat terrain for up to 5-6 hours. No prior experience is necessary.

Because this is a private trip only, we can leave anytime before 1 pm.

These hikes leave from the McCarthy area. If you are staying in the McCarthy area, we will meet you at your lodging. If you are staying in Kennicott, we will include a shuttle to and from McCarthy for the day.

2019 Pricing

2019 Glacier's Edge Hike Pricing
(Private Only)

$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all group and private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$5/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)

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