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Photo Description:
Portage glacier is the most visited glacier in Alaska, but often not seen by its visitors. Since receding off its terminal moraine at the north end of Portage Lake around 1915, it has receded up the lake such that since the early 1990s it can only be seen from a boat or by hiking over Portage Pass from Whittier (Ice receded from the spot the photographer was standing in the 1940's). Rock exposed along the face of the glacier shows that it is receding out of the lake and will likely stabilize at this locality.