KNIK GLACIER

AND TURNAGAIN ARM



(Alaska Flag)


(Map of Alaska)

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007:

About 40 miles northeast of Anchorage is beautiful Knik Glacier.
Knik Glacier Knik Glacier Knik Glacier

I took a boat trip to the face of Knik Glacier with Glacier Jet.
Knik Glacier Knik Glacier Knik Glacier

The Knik Glacier is located 50 miles east of Anchorage on the northern end of the Chugach Mountains.
The ice field averages over 25 miles long and over 5 miles across,
making it one of the largest glaciers in southcentral Alaska.
Knik Glacier Knik Glacier

GLACIER JET: MY JOURNEY TO KNIK GLACIER VIDEO
11 minute video of my jetboat jounrey to Knik Glacier.

The Seward Highway south of Anchorage along Turnagain Arm is a very scenic stretch of raod.
Seward Highway Bird Point / Turnagain Arm

A short boardwalk leads to the water to view the bore tide,
a rushing wall of water up to 6 feet high at Bird Point.
Bird Point / Turnagain Arm Bird Creek McHugh Creek

A waterfall tumbles over boulders into a still pond impounded by a 70-foot cliff at McHugh Creek.
McHugh Creek McHugh Creek

MY DAILY EMAIL SENT MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007
Hello Everyone,

It's been raining since I arrived in Anchorage Saturday morning. It finally stopped about noon today. Today I went jet boating out to Knik Glacier.



The sun was finally out and it was a beautiful trip. It was about a 45 minute ride up the Knik River to the face of the glacier.



When we arrived out at the glacier we got out of the boat and hiked up a small hill for a fantastic view of the whole area.



Very quiet and peaceful out in the middle of nowhere with just three of us plus the two guides.



When we got back in the boat we slowly floated between the many icebergs for a while before throwing it back into gear and heading back down the river. I tried the get the pilot of the boat to do a few 360 degree spins like they do on the jet boats down in New Zealand but he claims this boat wasn't designed for that.



Late this afternoon I took a drive down the Seward Highway to Girdwood. It is a very scenic drive along Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage.



Below is Bird Point along Turnagain Arm.



Below is Bird Creek.



Below is McHugh Creek.



The clouds are hanging over Turnagain Arm in today's final picture below.



More Later,

Tim
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