We hiked the trail to Exit Glacier yesterday. Exit Glacier is part of the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Fjords National Park. It was a beautiful, clear day, so we were able to walk close to the toe of the glacier on the outwash plain. The glacier is constantly melting, so there is a rather robust amount of water streaming down and through the outwash plain. It’s channeled pretty well in certain streams, so there is much of the outwash area that is accessible. It is very rocky atop black silt, which seemed very much like black sand.
Later we hiked the trail that gets to the Edge of the Glacier. It’s a steep and rocky trail with absolutely gorgeous vistas. Our pictures only hint at the beauty.