#hike27 - Trail of Blue Ice, Chugach National Forest

Location: Portage Glacier area, Chugach National Forest Distance: 4.75 miles

I got bored one evening, around 6 or 7 o'clock local time and decided I needed to fit in another hike.  I left our campground and headed east on the US Forest Service trail that follows Portage Glacier Road and eventually turns into various campgrounds.  It winds through the woods and valley providing scenic views and plenty of alone time.

The trail was easy, but it was still raining.  Here are some photos!

#hike26 - Byron Glacier Trail, Chugach National Forest

It was a rainy, rainy day but we decided to go see another glacier because when in Alaska it's what ya do. Location: Portage Glacier area, Chugach National Forest

Distance: ~2 miles

This was another easy hike, with a maintained trail.  As mentioned, it was very rainy and a little windy.  The sky was gray, the trees were green, and the glacier glowed with blue spots.

#hike25 - Kenai Fjords National Park

Location: Exit Glacier - Kenai Fjords National Park - Seward, Alaska Date: 6/28/2017

Distance: ~3 miles

We broke free from the pack and headed up to the national park to see a glacier.  The hike was pretty easy, paved then gravel followed by scaling up the rock faces.  The views were spectacular, the crowds weren't too bad, and the glacier was amazing to see up close.  I was surprised at how blue it was, in the crevases, and how much it had receded since 2000 alone.

#hike19 MAKE-UP Hike - Quartz Creek Campground / Chugach National Forest

Location: Chugach National Forest, Quartz Creek Campground, Cooper Landing AK Date: 6/26/2017

Distance: ~2 miles

We walked along Kenai Lake and up to Quartz Creek.  Beach walking mixed with a couple of trails.  The rain has started, and we'll be off to a new location tomorrow!