Portage Glacier Paddle

 In SUP Lifestyle

The Portage Glacier in Alaska, located south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula, is one of the most visited attractions in the 49th state. Over the last 100 years, the glacier has receded from the original visitor center, to the far side of Portage Lake, about 3 miles south.

This stretch of glacier water caught the eyes of our Ambassadors Courtney and John who love to map out paddle boarding adventures all over the world.  With the inspiration of the Tahoe SUP Alpine Explorer inflatable boards, they saw the opportunity to paddle the length of the lake to view Portage Glacier in all its majesty.

The paddle itself is around a 3 mile paddle, alongside breathtaking water falls on the east side of the lake. Once you’re one mile in you can see the glacier, and it only grows bigger and bigger from there. The park rangers, ask that paddle crafts stay in the zone on the east side of the lake, for safety of the calving glaciers and also from the tour boat that drives through every twenty minutes or so. We highlighted our exact trail on the map.

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**Footnote: Stand Up Paddle boarding in remote locations can be dangerous if not done properly, here we take proper precautions to insure fun and safe trips. Please do not recreate these trips without properly educating yourself on the area, laws, and needs of the sport. ** 

More Courtney and John adventures

About the Alpine Explorer inflatable

Our lightest, most portable stand up paddleboard, the inflatable Alpine Explorer, has been logging air miles, hiking to remote lakes, setting sail on boats, packed into cars and slung over horses backs around the world. Featuring our TruTrack™ technology, the Alpine Explorer solves all your storage and transportation issues, while delivering the touring board experience found in all our Tahoe SUP boards. Everything you need tucks into the convenient, comfortable backpack so when your not on the move, it stores nicely out of the way.

Read their full blog on the Portage Glacier visit

 

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