TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA: PORTAGE CREEK

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p245
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the Portage Creek in Southcentral Alaska. The river offers a short, swift paddle from Portage Lake to the Seward Highway, through forest and past steep mountains with hanging glaciers. It braids and twists its way over gravel bars and around cutbanks as it flows through a deeply etched glacial valley, with the Chugach Mountains on one side and the Kenai Mountains on the other, offering dramatic looks at Explorer and Middle glaciers. At that time, there was no Portage Lake, because the terminus of Portage Glacier reached nearly to the site of the present-day Begich- Boggs Visitor Center. By 1914 the glacier had retreated, forming the lake.
ACCESSION #
19117187

 

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