Instagram Public Photos with #aialikglacier

My first glacier 😱 sorry, the geologist in me is gonna geek out for a minute... behind me is the aialik glacier, part of the harding icefield in kenai fjords national park! 🏔 this ancient ice developed ~23,000 years ago during the pleistocene epoch, which was when the majority of alaska was covered by a large ice sheet! ❄️ (swipe to see a pic of me looking pretty darn happy about holding some ancient ice 😁)

icefield, ice sheet - what’s the difference? ice sheets are typically large, like continental-scale large and covering a vast area... greenland and antarctica are the only present-day ice sheets! whereas icefields are smaller and usually connect glaciers to one another; often times, the underlying rock will be visible. the aialik glacier is only one of many glaciers that belong to the harding icefield in alaska.

okay but maybe i should have started with - what is a glacier⁉️ glaciers are large bodies of ice that form when snow accumulates over time and becomes compacted into a huge mass. but what’s even cooler is that glaciers move - they are actively flowing (albeit slowly) like giant rivers of ice! the aialik glacier is more specifically a tidewater glacier, meaning that it terminates in the ocean. tidewater glaciers are responsible for producing icebergs through “calving” (ice breaking off the glacier and into the ocean). swipe through to see a video of some calving i caught on video (pardon the foul language, it was pretty epic 😂)...





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2 days ago comment 25 star 741

I always knew i would love alaska as i have been dreaming about coming here for a while. but the beauty of this state blew me away.

we are only here for the long weekend and spent yesterday with @kenaifjordstours and @pursuitcollection exploring the kenai peninsula. their 6 hour wildlife tour took us to aialik glacier and we saw whales, sea lions, puffins, otters and the most incredible ice break-off. swipe for the full experience! {gifted}
#kenaifjordstours #pursuitlife #thenexttrip #explorealaska 📸: @driven_to_see 🎵: eddie vedder, rise, into the wild soundtrack
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2 weeks ago comment 133 star 523

Incredible experience kayaking to #aialikglacier - we saw bald eagles and seals poking their heads out of the water during our trek. unforgettable day on the water with @mdgreenberg 🙏
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2 weeks ago comment 4 star 119

Views approaching aialik glacier from an overnight guide trip with @liquid_adventures the other day. i found it hard not to take to sea kayaking so quickly when i realized the accessibility it granted me. the tear jerking views, the calm glassy water, the granite cliffs once covered by massive glaciers, the inherent risks involved, and the unknown that lingers just below the silty surface. it’s all pretty f🤫cking spectacular. can’t wait to be getting more time in the fjords this summer! now onto glacier ice climbing guide training with @exitglacierguides starting tomorrow! gonna be a sweeet summer

last month comment 7 star 203

Some photos from our overnight guide trip to aialik the other day. who wants to go on an overnight trip in the kenai fjords? 👋🏼
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May 2019 comment 9 star 180

Glacier cruisin’ 🌊❄️🗻
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this week i road tripped down to seward, alaska; located on the kenai peninsula, much of which is either state or national parks land.
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i was lucky enough to go on a 7.5 hour glacier and wildlife cruise with the most beautiful weather! the crew made the statement that they only have waters that calm combined with sunshine about 6 days out of the year. 👏🏻
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if you guys ever get the chance to visit alaska in the summer put a glacier cruise on your list of must do activities!
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last month comment 7 star 177

Chugging @midnightsunbrewingco puffin pale ale in front of #aialikglacier was one of the cooler (get it, cooler) things i've done in my life. .

what i would give to go back to #alaska - it's easily my favorite state and it's really unlike any place i've ever been to. we only got 7 days there and it was definitely not enough. it's an adventurer's dream come true and honestly, the #craftbeer scene was absolutely on point! .

we went to @anchoragebrewing (amazing sour mecca), @sewardbrewing, @graceridgebrewing, @bearpawriverbrew, @girdwood_brewing_co (prob our fav!), @moosestoothpub (best pizza!), @cynosurebrewing, @kingstreetbrewhouse, @gbrewhouseak! @petey_scotch we need do go back. .
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April 2019 comment 73 star 1,359