One of our main reasons for going to Whittier was to hike the Portage Pass trail. It is a 2 mile hike with a view of Portage Glacier as the end reward. The glacier has receded to the point you can no longer see it from the Visitors Center so this is a good way to see the glacier and it is an impressive one. Portage Pass was used by those coming to Alaska in the 1890s looking for gold. It is has a beautiful Alpine appearance with patches of wild raspberries and blue berries but sadly not yet ripe – although our fruit eating dog didn't seem to mind. Today due to the low clouds and rain pictures were not very good and views less than we would have liked.
|Less than optimal view of Portage Glacier and Lake|
|A little better view|