Alaskan Glaciers I: Portage Glacier

The first Alaskan glacier I went to was Portage Glacier. This one can be found on the Kenai Peninsula, not far from Anchorage and is unique in that it flows into a lake (Portage Lake). You can take a boat out on the lake to get up close to the glacier. It was a cold, wet and bleak day during…

Fort Spokane

April 29th, 2012 Fort Spokane in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area of Eastern Washington was an army fort from 1880 to 1898 (the last built on the Northwest frontier). The fort was intended to confine the Spokane and Colville Indians on local reservations and separate them from nearby settlers. Despite conflicts with Indians in other parts of the Northwest…