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Nice Ice,Baby….

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Hiked up the trail at Exit Glacier (Near Seward, Alaska) to the Harding Ice Field with my friends Jan and Sara. The day couldn’t have been nicer. The trail has been upgraded recently and while it is continously steep, it is relatively easy to make your way to the top. Lots of tourists on the trail – most were over-dressed and in cotton clothes (and the occasional winter coat despite the gloriously warm day).

On the way down, came across a black bear and 3 cubs on the trail – they were caught between hikers coming up and an ever-increasing bottleneck of hikers on their way down. A couple of locals from Seward and I were able to get them to scoot downhill off of the trail so we could all continue on our ways.

Thought about bringing my skis up – next time, for sure. Hardingice1.jpg