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So awesome that it is difficult to describe. Wonderful views from an seaplane or an airplane. Worth the air trip.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So awesome that it is difficult to describe. Wonderful views from an seaplane or an airplane. Worth the air trip.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must if you are up for a hard, rugged, all day hike. 9 miles round trip, 3500 ft. elevation gain, but you will never regret the time and effort. Had 100% sunshine when there. The ice field is incredible. Unforgettable !!

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you are a hiker and fairly fit, then you must do this hike. It's one of the most spectacular that I have ever done, but you do have to work for the view. There is quite a lot of ascent, but even if you don't get right to the top (which you should it's worth it) there are fine... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

A must do! I move fast. Did the total hike + a lunch at the top in 5 hours, legs burned the next day ;) Have bear spray.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Did this hike by myself and was a little nervous about running into a bear but had my bear spray and bells on my feet. Passed people now and then. Asked the ranger if it was OK to go alone and he acted like it was no big deal so I went ahead and did it. So glad I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is a really stunning hike, particularly for its length. Going from humid forest to black moonscape in four miles was super fun, never mind the spectacular view of the ice field at the end. It does in involve quite a bit of climbing, but if you're fit the Park Service estimation that it will take six to eight hours... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I need to start with the caveat that we did this hike on what was probably one of the most beautiful days of the year. It was sunny and in the mid-70s for the entire duration of our hike. We were there toward the end of August, and since we started the hike around 8:00 AM crowds were light. We... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We made it to the end of the trail with our kids ages 6 and 9 who are experienced hikers. Yes, it was a tough climb but the views were unbelievably stunning. We stopped to take hundreds of photos and have snacks and did hike in 6 hours round trip. We saw a herd of mountain goats grazing on the... More 

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Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This is THE best hike to get to up close and personal with a huge glacier, i.e. Exit glacier. Although the NPS website says that it gains about 1000 ft elevation gain per mile, it is actually 3300 ft gain in 4 miles. However, please be noted that it does feel like 4000 because second part of the trail is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The Harding Ice Field is not something you see very often. The views along the way are beautiful, but the icefield itself is breath taking. My husband and I are both 58 and are pretty active. We were not sure we should do the hike because everything states that it is strenuous. Well, it is strenuous, but is something most... More 

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