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The two RV Gypsies and family
hiked on Worthington Glacier, in Alaska
(Elevation 6,134 feet)
July 17, 2016

The Worthington Glacier is a 5,774-acre valley glacier located adjacent to Thompson Pass in the southeastern mainland section of the U.S. state of Alaska. Located on the Richardson Highway at milepost 28.7¬†east of Valdez, it was listed as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. The Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site, a 113-acre roadside park operated by the state of Alaska, offers a view of the glacier, and it is acclaimed as one of the remaining U.S. glaciers that is accessible by paved highway. Like most of Alaska’s glaciers, this glacier has been steadily retreating for the last 150 years, but not as dramatically as many others.

sign: Worthington Glacier

sign: National Natural Lankmark

view from the main road

Worthington Glacier view from main road

Worthington Glacier view from main road

Lee, Karen, John, Renee, and Ilse starting their walk on Worthington Glacier

Worthington Glacier hikers

Karen Duquette, Ilse and Renee

John Smythers on Worthington Glacier John and Ilse on Worthington Glacier

Below: A waterfall that was not there in 2009

waterfall on Worthington Glacier

waterfall on Worthington Glacier

The lake as seen from part way up Worthington Glacier

lake at Worthington Glacier

lake at Worthington Glacier

The lake as seen from a path below Worthington Glacier

The lake as seen from a path below Worthington Glacier

The lake as seen from a path below Worthington Glacier

The two RV Gypsies did not see the signs shown below when they were here in 2009.

sign about Climatic Consequences

sign about how ice flows

sign: Worthington Glacier through time

sign about Worthington Glacier

sign about Worthington Glacier

sign how glaciers are formed

sign: types of glaciers in Alaska

NOTE: All glaciers are dangerous and it really is NOT safe to walk or climb on one without a professional guide, and all signs should be obeyed.

This is not a linear site so there are four navigational choices below:

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go back to the SD menu If you would like to see more Worthington Glacier photos, including the ice cave, check out the ones from 2009 (completely different from these) when Karen and Lee hiked further up the glacier than they did this time.

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please continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsiescontinue on to the Long Rifle Lodge and the Matanuska Glacier

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go to the next adventures of the two RV GypsiesIf you have seen all of Alaska 2016 adventures, please continue on to see the return trip through Canada, then into Montana and other USA states.