To the south of the Lodge lie the Tordrillo Mountains. This rarely visited segment of the Alaska Range is the location of two accessible glaciers – the Trimble and the Hayes. The mountains surrounding the glaciers and the Lodge, born of volcanic activity as recent as a 1992 eruption of Mt. Spur, provide the backdrop for our glacier explorations.
Depart Winterlake Lodge with a guide via helicopter and after a 10- minute scenic flight up the Hayes Valley, land on the glacier itself! Dwarfed by the peaks and awed by the alien surroundings, the trek begins. Depending on interest, we can take a brief 30-minute walk to explore the crevasses, moulins, icefalls, snowfields, and other glacial features. The glacier here is nearly flat, affording easy walking.