To spend the maximum amount of time on the glacier, we needed a convenient basecamp. Enter Knik River Lodge. The lodge was one of our first tastes of Alaskan Hospitality. If you want to get around you’ll often need more than just a car, it takes boats, helicopters and float planes to find the local secrets and hidden gems. At the Lodge the owner Peter mentioned he had access to a helicopter and offered to tour us around the glacier. From above we saw this incredible blue lake that had formed atop the glacial ice, immediately we wondered if it was possible to get our kayaks up there. Peter told us that if we could get the Kayaks to the mouth of the glacier in our Land Rover, he could probably sling load the kayaks up to the lake and land somewhere nearby. Kayaking through crevasses and staring through the clear water into the heart of the glacier is something i’ll never forget.