Posted by: danielfee | February 2, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 02-02-2012

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

 

Kenai Fjords National Park

 

Kenai Fjords National Park was established in 1980. The park covers an area of approximately 1,760 square mile on the Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska, near the town of Seward. The park contains the Harding Icefield, one of the largest ice fields in the United States. The park is named for the numerous fjords carved by glaciers moving down the mountains from the ice field. The field is the source of at least 38 glaciers. From Seward you can take cruise tours that provide access to the park via Resurrection Bay. We took the Aialik Bay tour that took us up to the Aialik Glacier. At a distance it is difficult to gauge the size of the glaciers, but when one of the other tour boats gets closer (still a mile or more away) the scale of the glacier is put into perspective.

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