This is for Aunt Peg and Gramma.
So I like my internship a lot but I am in Alaska so I feel like I should do cool Alaska things. Sarah M. and Sarah W. two of the other interns in the office totally agree. That meant that we had to figure out what to go do.
So we decided to go to a glacier.
Matanuska glacier is about two hours north of Anchorage and I had been told that unlike Exit or Byron glaciers, which are to the south, you can actually walk around on Matanuska really easily.
We invited another of Lewis and Clark student along. Lori is interning for an environmental ngo so she likes to hike around in nature.
We only got lost twice on our way there. Once was because of the iphone’s directions. Still not sure why it thought that we should go the way that we did because we definitely weren’t on a glacier when the phone said so. But anyways we made it there.
There were some really pretty views on the way there.
Sarah W. was a professional photojournalist before law school so she has really nifty camera gear and is really committed to getting a good shot.
She snapped photos like crazy while we were driving along. And I took photos of her taking pictures because I thought that it was funny.
Access to the glacier is on a private road so we had to pay to get in. (We might have begrudged the $20 entrance fee since we are all starving interns but decided afterwards that it was totally worth it.) We parked at the base of the glacier and then followed a very muddy path out onto it.
At some point we realized that we had been walking on the glacier for a while.
My foot on glacier ice.
Sarah takes even more pictures than I do so I didn’t feel like I was holding people up.
We all had a great time exploring.
The glacier was pretty easy to walk around on especially the part with lots of silt on top. After we were done exploring the glacier itself we also walked around the base of it for a while.
It was very muddy. Sarah M. learned that first hand or I guess I should say first foot.
She wasn’t very happy that her shoes got all muddy. This photo is a dramatization. She wasn’t that upset. Plus dirt don’t hurt.
After we had explored for several hours and decided the trip was totally worth the entrance fee and gas money we headed home.
It was a pretty awesome Alaska day.