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A Return To Portage Glacier-2/12/2005



Heavy cornices on Byron Peak



Hoofing it across a thin layer of ice on Portage Lake



Soon, the glacier came into view. It had ovbiously receeded since last year.



Pointy seracs



Kiliak's first glacier!



The ice was criss-crossed with cracks. We tested the thickness of the ice often.



Pounding a hole in the ice to check thickness and to confirm a second, submerged layer of ice that was continuous throughout the lake.



"Screw it, lets just go!!!"



After a hair-raising run across the particularly thin spot, we reached the southern shore without getting wet.

Portage Glacier trip a year before this one

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