The Knik Glacier has always intrigued me. It is huge and it is very close to Anchorage, but it only seems to be a popular destination for the ATV/4x4 crowd. On Oct 22, Tim Kelley and I decided to do a run/packraft trip to the terminus of Knik glacier an
We had some camera issues on this trip. I forgot mine in the truck, and Tim's camera battery was dying. But he did manage to coax these pictures out of it. So all these photos are by Tim.
As we were trying to find a trail to lead us down...
We stuck to the south side of the river bed most of the way, and then crossed the river in our rafts about a mile or two before reaching this lake at the foot of the glacier.
Me, with Knik Glacier in background.
A lot of ice calves off the glacier and floats across the lake, where it becomes grounded just before reaching the river. We explored the ice jam looking for a way through.
As he was searching for a route through the ice jam, Tim saw this 'interesting' ice formation.
The ice was packed tightly - we couldn't find a route through.
So we headed down the river.
At our takeout point. From here the river headed clear across the valley to the north side - quite far from where we wanted to go. So we packed up the rafts and ran the last couple of miles back to the truck.