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Kenai Fjords National Park Service

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Native Alutiiq relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.

This is a great place to get tons of info. about our area. There is info. about Cruising, Exit Glacier, park info, and much more. 

Check it out. 

Get the low down here http://www.nps.gov/kefj/index.htm


The Cutest Cabin!

“This is the cutest cabin! It was raining/sleeting/snowing during our stay in Seward, but this cozy, warm cabin made our trip amazing! The cabin is approximately 5 minutes from Seward and is incredibly quiet! We loved staying here and will definitely be back in the summer. I've already recommended it to friends! Stephanie had a welcome sign out for us and the self check-in was incredibly convenient since we got a later start from Anchorage than we intended! ”

Betsy

What a Cute Place!

“What a cute place!! Very easy and host was super responsive. Description of cabin is accurate and it worked out great for us as a small place to crash at the end of our daily adventures. It is only a short drive to town. The area was quiet. It was a huge plus to be able to bring our dogs with us. the check in and check out process could not have been made any easier. Even though the cabin is small we could easily fit 4 people and 2 dogs for sleeping. Highly recommend to anyone needing a place in Seward! ”

Vanessa

Spring kayaking in Resurrection Bay!

Laurie, coming in for a landing!

Laurie, coming in for a landing!

What better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than with a short kayaking adventure on Resurrection Bay! It was a beautiful, clear and warm day in Seward. A great day for a paddle with  our friends John and Kat from Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking.  We left Lowell Point beach around 2:30 and headed out to Tonsina Point. The water was calm and clear which made for a nice easy paddle. We spotted a wide variety of birds along the way and an Eagle which surprised us by flying just feet over Stephanie’s kayak.

While at Tonsina Point we paddled up Tonsina creek as far as possible before it was impassable, watching for early season bears along the way. We turned around and head back down the creek towards Resurrection Bay and just as we approached the bridge we saw a large black wolf wearing red collar, imagine that! We headed back to Lowell Point beach watching for wildlife and spied a few interesting things below the surface of the water. By the time we reached Lowell Point everyone was enjoying the warm sun on their faces and didn’t want to land.

Autumn on Lowell Point in Seward Alaska

With fall comes the rain. With the rain comes beautiful and interesting mushrooms.

I'm not sure I would eat any of these, well because I don't know enough about mushrooms to tell if they are eatable? What I do know is they sure are pretty.

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Climbing Mount Marathon


'Jeep Trail' Trailhead

This weekend we had an opportunity to take advantage of a clear morning to hike Seward's iconic Mount Marathon.  Home to one of North America's longest running foot races, Marathon beckons to hikers as it looms high over Seward.  The trail isn't for the weak hearted (or legged) as it climb's 3022 feet in just under two miles, and descends much the same.  If you're game for straight up hiking, awesome views and straight down scrambling Mount Marathon is an epic hike.
First Glimpse of the Bay
Getting Above Tree Line

Getting into Marathon Bowl


Marathon Bowl from the ridge line.
Steep Incline
View from Racer's Summit
Seward from the Racer's Summit

Steep Down Trail

*Hiking Mt. Marathon is very challenging.  The terrain is STEEP and the trails are unmarked and can be hard to follow.  Always hike with a partner, a cell phone, appropriate clothing and a first aid kit.