On Tuesday I took Emma and Madison and our friend Gideon on a field trip with the homeschool group. We took a train from Portage Glacier train station to the "whistle stop" at Spencer Glacier (Alaska is one of the only if not the only state that lets you do these stops along the track to get off and then be picked up again when the train passes bye again.) We then walked 1.3 miles out to the glacier with a Forest Ranger as our guide. We stopped periodically for him to talk about where the galcier had been 100+ years ago and signs in nature that help them to track when the ice moved out. There were some other people that took a raft trip from Spencer Lake on the Placer River and when we got back to the train a few miles down the track we stopped again and picked them up! There is also a group camping site that you can reserve and camp at and some other trails that get closer to the glacier. Lots of fun things to ponder and definately want to try sometime in the future!
Remember that you are only looking at 10% of this iceburg!!! No the lake did not look that deep at all but they said that it was at least 100 feet deep!