After a tasty breakfast, we make the short drive to Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, and hike up and alongside this very blue river of Pleistocene ice to its source: the 900-square mile Harding Ice Field. The strenuous but rewarding hike winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of the Icefield. There are opportunities to view wildlife and alpine wild flowers along the way. This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Alaska, sure to leave a lasting impression. Afterwards, another delicious, home-cooked meal and some free time back at our lodge. Canoes and paddle boats are available, or take a swim in the lake and then sit around the campfire next to the beach!