Sep

15

2018

Sep 15, 2018

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Eagle Ride Portage

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM AKDT

Moose Flats Day Use Area, Girdwood, AK 99587

Join us for an easy out and back ride at a non-drop pace all the Trail of Blue Ice in Portage Valley in the Chugach National Forest. You won't regret making the drive south of Anchorage to meet up with us for 11 mile ride, starting at the Moose Flats Day Use area and traveling 5 miles to the Begich Boggs Visitor Center. We'll ride out and back. Bring a picnic lunch for when we're done!


This trail is designed to be wheel chair accessible, so it's wide, well maintained and almost entirely flat. Here's the description from the website:


"Our newest trail in the valley is complete and being used by many people; and the positive feedback has been tremendous! The Trail of Blue Ice stays on the valley floor and links all the developed recreation sites in Portage Valley. Most of the 5 mile (one way) trail is a wide gravel path with boardwalks and bridges. You will experience very little elevation gain with the exception of a 700' section at the lake end, where is climbs about 30 feet via a small section of stairs. An alternate, fully accesible route follows along the shoulder of the road to avoid this grade. This trail is great for hiking or biking. You can pick up the Trail of Blue Ice at Moose Flats Day Use Area, Explorer Glacier Pullout, Five Fingers Hike-in Camping Area, Williwaw Fish Viewing Platform, or the lakefront parking lot at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center."


This is a great, family friendly way to see the area as a group and enjoy the company of a few Eagles at a beautiful time of year before the cold weather comes.


Directions:

Follow AK-1 South towards Girdwood

Turn Left at Portage Glacier Road (just after the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center)

Watch for Moose Flats Day Use area on the left about one mile up the road.


Bryan Wentz

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