When I first flew into my new home of Alaska, the pilot announced our descent to Anchorage while we were over the surrounding Chugach Mountains. I looked out the window and saw a scene like this one. I was more than a little intimidated by it all. This is the permanent icefield that covers much of the mountain range.
One of the most accessible glaciers in the area is Exit Glacier near Seward, Alaska. Like most glaciers, it is rapidly melting.
My nephew Danny, and my good friends Jody and Richard Inman add perspective to this view of the small Exit Glacier.
Jody and Richard walk closer to the base of the glacier. The park staff have since cutoff such close access to the glacier. Getting close to a glacier is like walking into a deep freeze, even from a mile away if the glacier is large.