Sheep Mountain Lodge
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Today we ventured into the Glacier Bay National Park. WOW!!! We were so fortunate and was able to see two glaciers instead of the usual one. The first Glacier we visited was the John Hopkins. It was beautiful. It did not have much activity. After sitting in front ...
... The second half of the driver's nightmare is the fact that since there is such a short good weather window in Alaska, ie. Winter October-March and rainy season July-September, they are doing all of their road construction at once. Let me just say the we drove 300+ miles with intermittent gravel sections, what they call ice heaves, and full on construction with one lane roads and pilot cars. We even had a 30 minute delay because ...
... their snow-topped peaks work their way right up to the edge of the water. The glacier produced miles of chunks of ice and icebergs. We were not able to get up as close as we would have liked as the icebergs were quite formidable and presented a possible hazard to the ship.
After our busy week in Fairbanks and Denali we enjoyed relaxing on the ship and soaking up all the beauty Alaska has to offer. This ...
... it a good ways into the glacier field, not really following any visible pathway, just walking where ever I could find good footing. After about two hours, I opted to head back. I could have easily spent several hours wandering through the beautiful turquoise ice, but it was getting late and I didn't want to wander too far, since I figured it would take me a while to find my way out of it. I was indeed right- I followed a dirt crevasse down the glacier to where it ended, ...
... than what i am use to. It was handy that the ice was only a small walk from the car park. I spend the day walking around doing some climbing up and around the lower ice fall. Having not climbed on ice for a while i was a little rusty, but managed to get a few climbs in. The ice was really hard compared to the fox, almost like a cold winter morning albeit the middle of summer. It made for interesting climbing, as the ice plated ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSheep Mountain Lodge Glacier View
Charming, spacious cabins in a wonderful setting above the Matanuska Glacier fields. Friendly staff, great services, and wonderful food in their restaurant at reasonable prices.
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