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Matanuska Glacier from the Glenn Hwy in the fall

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Description 

Matanuska Glacier is a great place to escape to when you are having ice cravings in the middle of summer. With very easy access and all the ice you want to climb it is a very fun place. The weather is nice and cool in the summer and in the winter can be very very cold. The weekends bring out the tourist and the Anchorage crowd. If you go during the week you will probably have the place all to yourself.

Getting There 

From Anchorage take the Glenn Highway (Highway 1) all the way through Palmer and past Chickaloon to the Glacier Park Resort. It is right at a 100 mile drive. You must pay a day pass fee and a camping fee if you want to stay there overnight. Regular Admission is $20 Military and Student is $10. Senior Citizen is $15. Camping is $15 a night.

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Weather station 4.2 miles from here

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Matanuska Glacier

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Headed back towards the taller stuff
Headed back towards the taller stuff
More Glacier
More Glacier
Traversing an ice ridge
Traversing an ice ridge
Some more glacier
Some more glacier
Tyson walking back to the ice caves
Tyson walking back to the ice caves
Awesome climbs everywhere
Awesome climbs everywhere
The Matanuska Glacier
The Matanuska Glacier
And more ice
And more ice
Freaking beautiful
Freaking beautiful
Tyson climbing
Tyson climbing
Checking out a crevasse
Checking out a crevasse
Me climbing up an easy piece of ice
Me climbing up an easy piece of ice
Going further up the glacier
Going further up the glacier
More ice
More ice
YES
YES
More glacier
More glacier
Climbing some glacier ice
Climbing some glacier ice
More glacier
More glacier
And the last one
And the last one
Glacier
Glacier

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