Portage lake and glacier are very near Anchorage and assessable by car. Nice way to view a glacier without making a day of it.
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One of the major glaciers, said to have parted into separate ones over centuries, it is conveniently located and worth your time to visit. It's vast size - yes it remains huge till date , it's lake, it's serene beauty is a sight to observe...More
Been there a few times, took the kids to when they came in. had some great photos taken. makes you realize how much the earth is changing
A fairly strenuous climb, but easily done. We took about an hour to go up, hike around the top for a bit and then go back down. Bring some water. Beautiful view from the top, with more trails if you'd like to go further. Wear...More
I used to work as the USFS Interpreter on The Ptarmigan, the boat that you ride on. It was fabulous! I get VERY sea sick and that was never an issue on the lake. Years later, my dad and I took a trip to Alaska...More
Heated boat with large windows, and a top part to go up to for 360 degree viewing. Even supply a raincoat if you need one.
pouring rain. we couldn't see anything. The glacier has retreated so much that you can't see it from the boat launching area. So we opted not go.