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Portage & Byron Glaciers
July 4 , 2003

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My Article About
This Alaska Trip

 

Portage Glacier has receded enough so that it is not visible from the visitor's center anymore. Nearby is Byron Glacier, though, that has a 2 mile trail leading to it and is well worth the trek even though it gets rough near the end.

This was one trail that I really didn't want to see a bear share with me. It was so small and surrounded by thick vegetation that it really felt like one could just pop out at any minute, but my natural bear repellant was working as usual, because I didn't see one - more importantly, one didn't see me.
The path gets rockier as the views get better to entice you to keep going.
The sound of gurgling water leads the way and makes the trip more enjoyable

At the end you can walk on the glacier up to the natural snow tunnel that the gurgling water sings through.

That little slit to the right of the picture is a man - gives some perspective on how big the tunnel was.

A bear in my backyard in: Anchorage
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