Portage Valley and Whittier

Trip Start Sep 02, 2009
Trip End Sep 02, 2009

Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Hide lines

Flag of United States  , Alaska
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Spent the day with our TN friends on a road trip. 

First stop was the Portage Valley Visitor Center--fantastic exhibits and film; this is the best visitor center yet.    
The view was unbelievable—glaciers and icebergs in the lake; even pieces of glacier ice next to the shore. We were all in awe! 

Drove on to Whittier through the tunnel, which is only one way--both trains and cars use it.   Had to wait about 30 minutes before we could go through. It's 2 miles long; of course, talking about earthquakes was not the best topic. 

Whittier is a picture-perfect port; glacier mountains surrounding glacier blue water.  Walked along the boardwalk, talked to the fish & wildlife man, watched the eagles, and saw people fishing from shore for herring & pollock.  Ate fish n chips at Swiftwater Seafood, which was very good—not as good as Homer though.

While waiting for the tunnel, the view of Billings Glacier is beautiful. 

It was a long drive but well worth it.  The scenery was soooooo incredible--don't miss seeing this part of Alaska! 
Slideshow Report as Spam
Where I stayed
Kenai Princess RV - Cooper Landing

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: