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Knik Glacier

The Knik Glacier, located on the northern edge of Alaska's Chugach Mountains, is one of the largest glaciers in south-central Alaska. The glacier is a remnant of the last ice age. During the Pleistocene, about 600,000 years ago, the Chugach Mountain Range was covered with a 2,500 ft thick layer of ice.Surrounded by 10,000 ft high snow-capped peaks, hanging glaciers and waterfalls, the Knik Glacier created one of the most spectacular natural amphitheaters in Alaska.

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About 50 miles north of Anchorage, just outside the small town of Palmer, Knik Glacier Tours* have their Base Camp, from there, on the River Knik, six of us sail upstream in an air-boat to Inner Lake George. This glacier lake measures more than 25 square kilometeres and is filled with icebergs and ice floes that have broken off the Knik Glacier.

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The glacier lake measures more than 15 square miles and is filled with icebergs and ice floes that have broken of the Knik Glacier. This picture was made at 8.am about 10 minutes after take-off from Anchorage airport on our flight to Amsterdam. The early morning sun is shining perfect over this wonder of ice!

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