Last days in the RV

We had one full day and night before turning in the RV. I wanted to have a memorable day, not just pass the time, waiting. We drove north out of Seward and turned left to have a look at Exit Glacier. The morning was cold and overcast, with drizzle. 

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The visitor center was closed. 

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It was a 5 mile hike to get closer to the tip of the glacier. Since I’ve hiked and climbed on ice before I took a pass on this one. 

As we left the valley the sun began to play on the mountains.

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Once inland the sky cleared and the beautiful snow covered mountains began to shine.

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We turned right into the Portage River valley and at the top saw Portage Glacier and it’s lake. 

There is a tunnel going under the mountain to Whittier, where many cruise ships dock.I decided to pay the $12 dollar toll and go through.

The tunnel is 13,300 feet long and is used by autos and rail. It’s the longest mixed used tunnel in North America.

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Claustrophobes beware.

Fe was worried a train would come in from the other side but traffic is directed by computer.

In Whittier we found a ship was docked with passengers waiting to catch a bus or wandering the town. 

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After having breakfast at the local cafe we returned through the tunnel to the Portage Glacier visitor center.

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