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Castner

Castner

Looking north up the Castner Glacier in the Delta Range, a subrange of the Alaska Range. It's only about a 7-mile hike to get here: 1 mile up the Castner Creek and then 6 miles across the glacial moraine. The entire toe of the glacier is debris-covered and partially vegetated, requiring a bit of bushwacking through willows. It's weird pushing your way through swampy brush when you realize there is a few hundred feet of ice just inches below your feet. It was an easy walk-on to the ice on M'Ladies Branch of the glacier to the south, a deep canyon made it trickier to head up this main branch. Once on the ice it was easy walking from there, just a bit of re-routing through crevasses. Pretty views of the mountains and waterfalls. Saw some sheep too!

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