What a difference a few months (okay; about six months) make! This summer when the kids were here, one of our day trips included a journey to Portage Lake. It doesn't take long to get there. I think navigating traffic through Anchorage from Eagle River is more of a hassle than any other part of the ride. We rode along the Seward Highway as it paralleled the shoreline at Turnagain Arm (how it looked the year I was born) and The Alaska Railroad in early February 2009.
That's frozen ocean water, folks!
A foreboding yet awesome view along Turnagain on one of our recent forays early this month.(Captured by K., of course!)
I have to say that the scenery on this route is breathtaking; any time of year. To be able to see something this wild and majestic within an hour and fifteen minutes from your back door is most wonderful.
Anyway, here's Portage Lake in June or July of 2008. Notice the piece of glacier ice. I swear it never changed through the season. I think it's plastic and it's tethered there during the summer season! JK!!!
This is a shot of us near the visitor's center.
The visitor's center: February 2009. BRRRRR!!!
Here are a few more from our time with the kids in "summer" of 2008; and K. and my trip a few weeks ago. Enjoy!
Three of my favorite people! (there's that camera-hogging hunk of ice again!)
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