We were able to park our kayak on the edge of the glacier and climb up atop the glacial moraine. There was a thick layer of debris - mainly sharply angled shards of volcanic rock. Beneath that - the ice .....and we had to watch our step, as there were crevasses - places where the ice was not firm, but it was hard to see that on account of the rock layer on top. We stepped carefully.
I really loved coming across these deep isolated pools of green glacial melt. We were "pinching ourselves" as we experienced this - just the two of us walking around on this glacier!