Saturday, July 18, 2009

07/18/09 Portage, Alyeska, Crow Creek Mine

Went to Portage Glacier. It was very cold (~59f), windy and wet. We couldn't see it due to the clouds but it has receded up the mountain quite a bit. Watched a movie that was pretty good about glaciers.

Went on to Alyeska Resort. Took Alex's first tram ride up to the Roundhouse Cafe. Lots of good views on top, saw seven glaciers.

Next stop was Crow Creek Mine. An abandoned mine, well sort of. They were setting up for a wedding. Alex went panning for gold and he found a few tiny pieces. With gold at $930oz he probably made $5!

We then had dinner at the Bear Tooth. On the way we saw a moose, the Alaska train, fishermen at Bird Creek and Belugas in Turnagain Arm. The Bear tooth is a second run theater where you order food (pizza in our case) and watch a movie. We saw Night at the Museum 2 with the kids. I think they liked it.


  1. Gee... it takes forever to get an update....

  2. Hey, what can I say? I haven't been 'In Country' lately so I get no cell phones or internet access.