Samuel Glacier Hike
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On the way back from Haines we camp a night on the pass, then hike into Samuel Glacier the next morning.
It’s a beautiful 10km into the glacier, along an old abandoned mining road that’s mostly flat.
The hike starts in a lush green valley, which turns to sub alpine scrub as we gradually increase elevation.
When the glacier first appears in the distance it looks tiny, though as we get closer and closer we realize it’s anything but.
It’s difficult to imagine the immense size of the glaciers we’re looking at – the river pouring from the bottom is a raging torrent.
We explore up and down the valley for a couple of hours before the wind and rain close in and we high-tail it back to the trailhead, then town. Another amazing weekend of exploring in and around Haines, Alaska.