Sunday, May 14, 2017

Portage Glacier Hike from Whittier, Alaska

One of my favorite hikes in Alaska was the Portage Pass trail from Whittier.  Here are some photos:

The easy walk from the ship to the trailhead near the railroad tunnel:

Views from the top of the trail were beautiful, even with the gray skies.
Looking back toward Passage Canal:

Looking down toward Portage Glacier:

Tiny alpine plants--at amazingly low elevation

More misty beauty at the end of the trail:

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