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Alaska - Harding Icefield

This official group hike is led by GWH Ambassador Kristen Kupperman!

If you are a registered member of GWH and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit


Trail Rating: This is a red hike on the GWH scale – It is over 8 miles and has elevation gain of over 3,000 feet. Kenai Fjords National Park rates this trail as "strenuous"

Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park
Date: September 15th
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: 8.2 Miles
EG: 3,000 feet
Location: Kenai Fjords National Park, Exit Glacier Nature Center (Google Map Coordinates: 60.1782633,-149.6494389)
Dogs: No (this is a Kenai Fjords National Park rule)
Kids: No
Men: No
More info about the trail: https://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/hike-the-harding-icefield-trail.htm

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Directions to trailhead: Drive south on the Seward Highway towards Seward. Turn onto Herman Leirer Road, commonly called "Exit Glacier Road," at mile 3 of the Seward Highway (AK-9). Proceed 8.4 miles. The road will end at the parking lot for the nature center. If you are coming from Anchorage this drive may take up to 2 hours so plan accordingly and think about carpooling!

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks/lunch, at least 2 L of water, layers (including wind/rain layers) and your 10 essentials. Please bring bear spray if you have it.

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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