At this point in Corona-Quarantine, people seem to need the outdoors more than ever. We are following the Alaska Governor’s Mandates by remaining six feet away from all our guests, even when in the gift shop. No more than one party at a time may enter the gift shop to complete paperwork and payment, and no more than ten people are allowed on tour at a time (this includes the guide).
After all appropriate measures are taken, guests follow the guide on the 2-mile drive out to the glacier (in their own vehicles) where they are fitted for micro spikes, then we hit the trail!
The Matanuska Glacier is a wonder to behold on an ORDINARY day; but with the recent stay-at-home orders, it seems like the glacier is more a beacon of hope than just a good photo opportunity. The vast valley, sandwiched between the glorious Chugach and Talkeetna mountain ranges, takes your breath away. Nevermind the fact that most people probably haven’t had fresh air in days, the cool spring breezes and the crunch of ice beneath your cleats is enough sensory overload to make your head spin.
We want everyone to know, we are taking COVID-19 extremely seriously. We want people visiting us to take it seriously as well. This means that if you have traveled in the last 14-days, or been around someone who has traveled, please do your part and stay home until you have quarantined for 14 additional days. If you are sick, or feeling sick, please stay home and get well. For everyone else out there who is losing his/her mind due to self-isolation, please know we would love to have you visit us! Once you step foot on our trail and take in the magnificent sight of the Matanuska Glacier Terminus, you will be assured you made the right decision in coming out to Glacier View. We are still on our winter tour schedule and complete two tours/day at 11am and 2pm. Soon we will be opening our self-guided trail for the summer and you will no longer be required to have a guide. Either way, we want to see you! It’s already isolated out here and we’re getting a little stir crazy. So grab your hiking boots, a warm base layer, your sunglasses, and your rugged Alaskan spirit and come experience the glacier for yourself!