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Photos courtesy of Mike and Joan Sinnwell June 2008

Portage Glacier Alaska

Raining when we arrived. Planned to take boat trip to glacier. Decided against it and went on to better sites with nicer weather. Okay, I wimped out because of some rain... Took some photos in and around the glacier. Easy drive from Anchorage.

A viewer writes - April 28, 2009 -  Mike,   Once again I write to you about some of your pictures. This note is about Portage Glacier.  Several years ago I had a special moose permit for that area. My wife , myself and another fool started across Portage lake in a canoe, in a COLD rain and the wind was blowing sideways. We managed to dodge the icebergs and finally got across. That was the easy part. I shot a nice bull about 8:00 am and got it ready to pack 3/4 of a mile. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We finally got the moose packed to the canoe about 2.00 PM and after three trips back and forth across the lake we were finally loaded in my truck at about 8:00 pm. All that went on while I was explaining to the local Federal lawman that I did indeed have a special drawing permit. That moose was the best meat I ever tasted. I wish I had another one just like right now. Bert Keyes, Homer, Alaska