The view from the Worthington glacier ridge hike was, hands-down, the most spectacular of our Alaskan hikes. We had perfect weather. Gorgeous blue skies, puffy cotton-white clouds. The Sun behind us.
Elevation Gain: About 1200 feet est. Feels like more.
Roundtrip: 3 hours
Hiked on: July 3rd, 2014
Drive to the Worthington glacier state park near Valdez, Alaska. At the end of the car park, you’ll see a trail marked by rather frightening signs warning of danger ahead. Disregarding the signs, you, the intrepid traveller, set off.
Soon enough you’re walking on the cliff-edge, jumping over cracks in the Earth, and wishing you were smarter.
The view opens up a little and soon you’re looking at Worthington glacier in all its glory.
But wait! Before you know you’re on the ridge. And it’s a knife edge. Keep yer wits about you and don’t look at what happens to the stones you dislodge. It’s quite the fall on either side. In fact, I was so busy keeping my balance that I forgot to look behind me. What was behind me? Why that stunning image you already saw…