Portage Valley images

Portage Valley

Portage Valley is the line of separation between two large ranges, the Chugach Mountains in the north and the Kenai Mountains to the south. Although its "carver," Portage Glacier, has recently receded and the massive icebergs now cease to exist in the lake, this does not diminish the beauty of Portage Valley.

The scenes below show different seasonal changes, moonrises, sub-zero temps and aurora, warmer summer twilights and even towering icebergs from decades ago back to 1986.

On the geologic timescale, this is all newly exposed land at the end of the present ice age … if the Valley could "talk," the stories it could tell! Far into the future this valley may once again fill with ice, continuing it processes of sculpting the land all over again.

All images © Dave Parkhurst www.TheAlaskaCollection.com