The Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park is closer to opening for the summer season. The road is currently open to the Resurrection River Bridge leaving the last 1.5 miles within Kenai Fjords National Park closed to vehicles. There is still a four to six inch ice layer covering the road and park staff are working on clearing the parking lot and the Exit Glacier Nature Center area.
There is still up to three feet of snow covering the trail system, so snowshoes are recommended for travel. There is some difficulty negotiating trails due to snow-laden alders obscuring the trail. Facilities are limited to vault toilets until overnight temperatures stay above freezing.
Many thanks to the Alaska Department of Transportation for their work on Herman Leirer Road and their snow removal efforts throughout the winter season!