Posted by: sunnyharvy | August 10, 2015

Giving Portage a Second Look

We had to drive right past Portage, Alaska to get back to Anchorage. So, with time to spare, we decided to take a closer look around. On our way there we stopped to have lunch and take a short hike at Turnagain Pass.


Glacial runoff in creek near Turnagain Pass.


An iceberg right in front of the visitor center on Portage Lake where we kayaked a few weeks ago.


Biking the beautiful Trail of Blue Ice that passes right behind the Williwaw Campground we stayed in.


I think we saw about four other bicycle riders on the trail that afternoon. We have found that getting just a short ways off the beaten path has great rewards.



Wide spot in Portage Creek with Explorer Glacier above.

Portage Creek 2 - All5P
Portage Moose Flats - All2

Moose Flats at end of trail. No sightings though.


We spent a day and night in funky little Girdwood and hiked the Winner Creek Trail at the Alyeska Resort.


Stopped at Potter Marsh to eat lunch and shoot some resident Yellowlegs.


We are now in Anchorage camped out on a military base. Today was rainy so we spent time getting caught up on blog posts, laundry, bills, etc. Plan to visit a couple museums and other sights soon.


  1. Girdwood has some beautiful high alpine hikes too up the dirt road outside town towards the Iditarod trail. One trail heading back towards town has a charming hand trolley across the river. The bakery in town makes monster sized cinnamon rolls.

    • We wanted to get to the hand trolley, but didn’t make it. Saw, but did not eat, the cinnamon rolls. Great little town though, very RV boondocker tolerant. Did you camp in town, David?

  2. Such breathtaking beauty.

  3. Love the panorama shot with the turquoise water!

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