So since today is rained out, here are some pictures from yesterday.
We found a collapsed house that we got to climb on, it was fun. I guess this one might have collapsed during the big earth quake some 40 years ago.
Ice bergs in Portage Lake
Pretty chilly and windy near Portage Lake
Here is proof, the mosquitoes here are so huge they drill for oil
Portage Glacier Road
Whittier tunnel outside
Whittier tunnel inside
This is the tunnel that goes from Portage to Whittier, it costs $12 for a round trip drive though the tunnel. This is a combination tunnel it’s open in each direction on the hour for cars and it has a single rail road track running though it also.
Longest combined vehicle-railroad tunnel in North America
Longest highway tunnel in North America (13,300' or 2.5 miles).
Longest combined rail and highway use tunnel in North America.
First U.S. tunnel with jet turbine and portal fan ventilation.
First computerized regulation of both rail and highway traffic.
First tunnel designed for -40° F. and 150 mph winds.
Portal buildings designed to withstand avalanches