There was so much ice in the water the second time we went to Hubbard. We stopped for a long time, far from the glacier. Then the captain started turning the ship. I thought, “Oh no, we’re going to leave without really seeing the glacier.” But no. He was just positioning. We headed right into the semi-frozen bay and started breaking the ice with our hull. It was awesome.
Portage Pass Trail, Whittier
Views from the Portage Pass Trail less than an hour on foot from the heart of Whittier.
Beautiful blue-white Portage Glacier from the Portage Pass Trail out of Whittier.
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Snow on the Portage Pass Trail mid July. We don’t even see this much snow in winter where I grew up.
The mist and chilly weather didn’t seem to bother these guys–nor did it bother me.
This is what happens when you stay out for hours on deck in a fjord on one of Alaska’s less sunny days. College Fjord. Mid July.
The gray skies didn’t keep the otters from playing or the glaciers from lining up at attention.
It really gives you a sense of scale. One day I want to be in a kayak right there. Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay.