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.
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.