Spencer Glacier and Spencer Lake
Marc Donadieu / Glacier City Gazette
Any trip out to Spencer Glacier via the Alaska Railroad’s whistle stop is a memorable experience. When conditions are right, you have memories and photos of a lifetime. The stunning views are constantly changing as you walk around or go on a tour with Chugach Adventures. The perspectives give you a vastly different understanding of how Spencer Glacier is rapidly receding.
Clockwise from upper left:
Calved Ice Melting; The dark glacial moraine adds an interesting contrast to the large chunk of ice as a Chugach Adventures raft rows beside; Ozzy, the Gazette’s Mascot, takes in the view of Spencer Lake; Railroad trestle over Placer River; Fireweed and glaciers; Shadows and textures on the footbridge over Placer River; Dark glacial moraine, melting water and sunlight carve interesting textures in the calved ice; Spencer Glacier recedes.