It's like I never catch up on this thing. Here I am pounding away at the keys drafting up what happend 3 days ago. The arduously slow WIFI cripples my drive to share our journey. I guess there are worse things.... I could have to go to work.
Our thirst for Alaska was unfulfilled and something needed to happen. We decided to tackle the Harding Ice Trail. This 9 mile round trip trail climbs 3,500 ft in elevation and ends up on top of the ice field. This glacier was 300 square miles of history and time. Thousands of feet thick, it locked it's mountains into a strangle hold. What lies beneath the ice? We may never know.
A hike we did a few years back with my buddy Eric in California has always been my trophy. Climbing to the top of half dome in Yosemite National Park was always something I've looked back on and felt proud of myself for accomplishing. I still do. This hike was different. It was shorter, easier and overall just a day trip experience. However the impact of looking at this glacier from a first person view left an impression. There's something about seeing things in real life that will change a man. We've been on the road a month and I've changed a little. Change is good, embrace it.