Kennicott Glacier // Kennicott, Alaska

July 15, 2021

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Happy Thursday friends! I hope that you are having a lovely day! Today I am excited to continue recap my Alaskan Road Trip Adventures from 2019. As I have shared, I wanted to do this because I hope that it encourages you to consider taking a road trip of your own this summer to this beautiful part of the world!

Today I am excited to share a little bit about the Kennicott Glacier in Kennicott, Alaska. If you are wondering at the spelling of Kennicott with an "i" today and missed my post from yesterday about the different spellings of Kennicott/ Kennecott then you can find it HERE

The Kennicott Glacier is a glacier that is "across" from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge (which unfortunately we stayed at- you can read more HERE on why I do not recommend this property). The glacier, which is "across the street" is located in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and is truly a unique and magnificent site, albeit different then what some visitors may expect. 
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We arrived in the early evening and didn't get a chance to really look at the glacier before we were taken into dinner quickly so when I snapped the picture above the evening at started to come. I admit that after experiencing the glaciers of Holgate Glacier and Worthington Glacier (from last year) I was a little shocked... because it was all brown. 

This definitely sounds silly if you are from Alaska, but being from outside of Alaska and having only experienced glaciers that were white/blueish this was a bit of a shock and also added to the wild and free unique concept that comes with being in Kennicott/McCarthy. 
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The next morning as we explored Kennicott, I marveled at the look of this wild and free place with this Kennicott Glacier that has sadly been receding for many years. Despite this it continues to be a really amazing view as it stretches all the way from Mount Blackburn to the Kennicott River. 
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If you decide to stay in McCarthy you can walk to the head of the Kennicott Glacier in a realtive easy distance as it is only about 1.5 miles away. As you can see in the pictures above we were really blessed by the beautiful weather and the clear skies so we were able to see lots of views which included Mt. Blackburn, Mt. Rime, etc. 

There was something so wild and free about this section of Alaska and the different looking mountains and glacier just added to the entire experience that is known from this area. If you have any questions about it please let me know!

Want to step forward and plan your trip but not sure how? Check out all of the Alaska Road Trip posts from our trips in 2018 and 2019 which you can find them in the Alaska travel section on my blog by clicking HERE or you can click on the specific links below:

Anchorage: // Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown Video // Beluga Point // 
// Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown// Room 209 Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown //
// Anchorage Travel Guide//

Chugach Mountains (Alaska 1-South Drive): // Seward Highway Drive (Turnagain Arm Drive)//
// Along the Matanuska River on Alaska 1-South// A Beautiful Lake Adventure Near Chickaloon//
// A Cloudy & Beautiful Drive on Alaska 1-South//

Chugach Mountains: // Eklutna Lake//


Cooper Landing (Kenai Peninsula): // Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Nature Hike// 
// Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge //

Denali State Park Area: //Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Pursuit Collection)// Denali Highway Video// 
// One Last Adventure on the Denali Highway// The Denali Highway: Part Two //
// The Denali Highway: Part One// 
//The Drive to Cantwell// Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge //

Girdwood:  // Winner Creek Trail Video// Winner Creek Trail //


Hatcher Pass Area: // Hatcher Pass Video// Hatcher Pass // Little Susitna River //

Homer (Kenai Peninsula) Area: // Homer Video// Homer Spit// Homer Lighthouse// Bishop's Beach//
// A Brief History of Homer //

Kennicott/McCarthy Area: //Root Glacier Hike //Kennicott // Kennicott Glacier // 
// Kennecott vs. Kennicott Spelling // The McCarthy Highway // 
// An Unfortunate Review of the Kennicott Glacier Lodge //

Seward: //Holgate Glacier// Kenai Fjords Whale Watching Tour//
//A Beautiful Morning Walk in Seward/An Evening Walk at Seward Windsong Lodge// 
//Resurrection Roadhouse Restaurant at Seward Windsong Lodge//
//Seward Windsong Lodge/Room 408 at Seward Windsong Lodge//

Seward Highway Area: //Beluga Point// Scenic Seward Highway Drive (Turnagain Arm Drive)//

Talkeetna: //Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Pursuit Collection)//

Thompson Pass Area: // Thompson Pass Area Video 
// Worthington Glacier Hike//
//Worthington Glacier//
// Among the Alaskan Fireweed on A4-S: A Beautiful Symbol of Hope in the Hard Seasons of Life //
// A Brief History of & Drive on Alaska 4-South of the Richardson Highway//Klutina River//
// The Beginning Drive to Thompson Pass// 

Whittier: //3 Things to See and Do in Whittier Port on Your Alaskan Cruise /

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