Norma Ray had hiked the trail before and led the way.
This trail had 800 feet of up with no switchbacks.
We did a lot of resting and stopping for view breaks.
It was definitely worth it. Here is the pass with Portage Glacier in the distance.
Etta Mae says it for us all. WE DID IT!
The view from our lunch spot. Portage Glacier, Portage Lake and the little dot on the far lake is the tour boat.
Now you can see the boat. The glacier isn't visible from the Visitor's Center any more. From the road in Portage Valley, if you want to see the glacier you need to take this tour boat.
A picture by the sign was VERY popular. Lookin' fine, Della.
Barbara and Donna happy to be exactly where they are.
Paula is always happy to be hiking.
Kari, so glad to have been able to do it with a group of ladies willing to hike at her speed.
Lucy close up.
Judy had hiked the trail before and is happy to be back.
A bit of a scramble getting down from where we had lunch.
Donna and Sally headed down with Paula, Barbara, Dee and Lucy
The whole group from left to right Judy, Norma, Etta Mae, Donna, Paula, Kari, Dee, Barbara, Lucy, Sally, Della.
Down, down, down. You can see just the roof of the Anderson Tunnel to the left of the end of the road. At 2.5 miles this is the longest tunnel in North America and is used by both cars and trains ..... although not at the same time.
As we came off the trail, a lady was waiting hoping we could give her a jump. Sally was happy to come to the rescue.
You don't see a working one of these very often anymore. It was worthy of a picture.
Second hike of the day, the Horsetail Falls Trail. We think that is Horsetail Falls to the left.
Our destination, a wooden platform overlooking Whittier and Passage Canal.
The view of the cruise ship dock to the left and the small boat harbor. The train tracks are between the harbor and the buildings of the town.
Paula and Etta Mae heading down. Note things are starting to change color. Over half of this trail was the narrow boardwalk you are seeing. Good-by Whittier. We sure had fun.