"Matanuska Glacier" Alaska Favorite Tip by hea17

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Favorite thing: I flew up to Alaska for a few days to visit my brother who lives in Anchorage. We decided to hit the road one day to find a glacier. We ended up at Matanuska Glacier which is a few hours north of Anchorage. They were technically closed for the season as it was November when I visited but they allowed us to go out on the ice since there was very little snow cover at that time. After paying a fee and signing a legal document we headed out to the ice. It was incredible! We were the only ones out there which was awesome and a little scary at the same time. We hiked on the glacier for a few hours, completely losing track of time. We're not sure how cold it was on the ice but our truck said 11 degrees F and it was parked off the ice! This was truly one of the most amazing adventures I've ever taken. If you visit in the summer there is camping available too so check it out!

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