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Aug 7, 2016 - Williwaw

We left a very rainy Seward to get to a very stormy Portage and the Williwaw Campground, which would have been beautiful if the weather wasn't so bad. This is a National Forest Campground and with Glenn's geezer pass, it was only $9 a night. It is located just below the Portage Glacier and has wonderful hiking trails, which we didn't take advantage of because of the weather. We did stop by the salmon spawning area and watched the salmon living out their last days, Some were a beautiful shade of red, which happens during spawning, and then...

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Jul 17, 2010 - Portage, AK

Campground: Williwaw Campground Leaving Kenai it was gray and overcast. But the sun broke through shortly thereafter. So when we got set up in Williwaw, which is absolutely beautiful, we hit the ground running. We made the 1:30 cruise on Portage Lake which was just great. Ranger Norma had good commentary and Captain Tom took us to the Burns Glacier and Portage Glacier. For about 15 minutes we cruised back and forth in front of Portage Glacier and, just as we were about to leave, it calved. It was just a small amount but it made quite a...

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North to Alaska 2010

Jul 2, 2010 - Fri. July 2

We left Talkeetna and headed south. Glen and family had gone on before us because their daughter and grandsons were flying out Sat. and they were staying in Anchorage. Myrna, Jeff & Marcella, and Gary & I drove on farther south to Valley Portage campground close to Portage Lake. We had taken the Portage Glacier tour previously so Jeff and Marcella were going on it. About 4:30 we went to see the schedule for the next day. When we got there, the last tour was just going out so they decided to go on it. Since there were so few on the boat,...

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Jun 21, 2010 - Sun. June 21, Father's Day

We drove from Anchorage to Portage, a little over 50 miles, along Turnagain Arm Bay and more fabulous scenery. This bay is known for having one of the world's remarkably high tides. The tide was going out and there were warnings stating that even though the sand might look inviting, DO NOT go out on it. Some of it is quicksand & you could become trapped and not be rescued before the tide comes in. The bay was named by Captain Cook when seeking the Northwest Passage in 1778 for obvious reason. After getting our sites sit up, in the very...

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Jun 20, 2010 - Glaciers, Tunnels, and Halibut

We stopped for a couple of camera opportunities of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet Monday morning after leaving Anchorage, heading toward Portage Valley. Once again we are surrounded by mountains. We pulled into Portage Valley RV Park and Cabins. There were mountains all around us along with a small stream and a huge 'streak' of snow coming down from the top to low enough we could walk to it. We bought tickets and rode the boat on Portage Lake to Portage Glacier. The (many) photos of the glacier do not show the immensity of the glacier....

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Aug 9, 2008 - Log update & Panning

Saturday, August 9 Temperature was in the low 50s with rain Log update & Panning ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap...that is the sound heard throughout the trailer all morning and into the p.m. of Mike hammering the computer, writing all the material you read for the last few days. In spite of a fairly steady rain, around 3:00 p.m., we headed the 15 miles down the Seward Highway and stopped at Bertha Creek to run a few pans of material in search of that elusive...

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Aug 6, 2008 - Anchorage to Portage

Wednesday, August 6 It's about 45 miles from Anchorage to Portage Temperature was in the high 60s, beautiful day, no rain ----------------------------------------------------------------- We felt a little funny leaving Anchorage as we had not explored Alaska’s largest city much at all. But, we came to Alaska, not to see its cities but to sample, taste and experience it’s natural wonders, with which it has been unbelievably blessed. So we were off on the Seward Highway heading for the Kenai Peninsula! First stop...Portage. I wonder how...

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Jun 24, 2007 - Portage Visitor Center 6/24/2007

It was a morning to sleep in. It is dreary with a mist coming down and cold. We took the opportunity to go to the Fred Meyers store for some groceries. While there this elderly man came up and started talking to me. He had been from the Cleveland area some 40 plus years ago. I had my OSU sweatshirt on and that triggered the chat. Before I knew it he was inviting us out to camp at their place. He has three acres in Kasilof which is 18 miles south of Soldotna. It was too bad that we are headed in the other direction. I'm sure there were lots...

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Alaska 2007

Jun 16, 2007 - Portage 6/16/2007

We stayed up till almost 1:30 last night doing laundry and working to try to catch up on the Blog. The laundry did get done, but the computer work didn't. I tried to sleep in this morning, but found myself at the computer at 7:00. The only thing I got done was to finish up the first two days at Denali. I promise we will get those done in the near future. We left the ShipCreek campground in Anchorage at 10:30 this morning. The sun was bright and relatively warm. Looks like this is going to be a great day. As we drove up the Seward Highway we...

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Alaska 2007



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