I love hiking, and am very excited by the prospect of hiking to see the Harding Icefield. The problem is that the rest of my family is not so in-shape and think it sounds like too much. That includes my wife and our boys ages 13 and 6. We may just split up, with me doing the hike while they go to the Seward Sea Life Center and other activities in the area.
But if I can convince them that even if they don't make it all the way to the end it could still be worth it, then they might go for it. So my question is: how far of the about 4 miles one-way and 3000 feet of elevation gain do you have to go through until the views open up?