Portage and Byron Glacier

No, we didn’t all go missing in Hope. It has just been a little difficult to keep up with the blog. Having too much fun, I suppose.

On my mom’s last day in Alaska, we drove out to Portage and Byron Glaciers. Portage Glacier is named because was on a portage route between Prince William Sound and the Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage. In 1986, the U.S. Forest Service built the impressive Begich/Boggs Visitors Center. Unfortunately, the glacier has receded and can no longer be visible from the structure. You can take a boat to view it, but since we had just done a boat tour, we opted for a hike out to Byron Glacier.

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It was a beautiful day,  and a great hike. You can stand on some of the closer ice, so it was time for family photos. Yep, that is my kid standing on a glacier shirtless.

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