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Sterling man presumed dead following Portage Lake accident is missing and presumed dead after a boating accident on Portage Lake. Larry Dobson jumped into the lake Monday in an Larry and Dave Dobson had canoed to the south side of Portage Lake on Monday. They spent the afternoon hiking, but when...
Explorers finding glacier is as good as gold

...Quaterra Resources Inc. and Grande Portage Resources Ltd. formed a 35 percent...copper, zinc, lead and tungsten. Grande Portage, headquartered in Vancouver, a lot of gold." To date, Grande Portage has drilled a total of 21,400 feet of...
NWS issues weather advisories

...Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream advisory for western Prince William Sound including Seward, Whittier and Portage that will be in effect from 10 a.m. Monday until 10 p.m. Tuesday. A second advisory issued Monday said rainfall across...
Back to nature

...School paddle through a water portage at the Swan Lake Canoe Trails...Al?' and "Where's the portage, Al?" and "How much longer...for the first of four land portages. But Poindexter wasn't there...said. Near the last overland portage, Homer resident Skip Richards...
Canoe trails lesson in work versus reward

...several ways to tackle portages. These vary from making several trips across a portage carrying canoe and gear...Lake via Loon Lake to Portage Lake (central're looking to limit portage lengths, stick to the...demanding, requiring longer portages and more time to explore...

...Refuge, the area is the gateway to the popular Swanson River Canoe Trail System. This series of canoe lakes connected by portages offers a peaceful recreational opportunity. There are numerous camping and picnic areas in the Sterling area, including the...

...Swanson Trail System, a part of the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, contains more than 40 lakes and 46 miles of river connected by portages and suitable for both single-day or multi-day outings. Both the Swanson and Swan Lake systems can be accessed on Swan...
Tight Lines: The quiet alternative

...mosquitoes and black flies can be a deterrent mid-summer, early season and autumn fishing is relatively pleasant. Most portages are short, campsites abundant, and fishing tends to improve the further one ventures into these systems - and, with the...
Snowmachine safety: Plan ahead before hitting the trail

...Peterson and Engineer lakes for ice fishing access only. The Swanson River Canoe Route and Swan Lake Canoe Route as well as portages are closed to snowmachines. If you plan on riding on the refuge this winter, stop by the refuge office on Ski Hill Road for...
Refuge Notebook: Fishing on the Swanson River is not a secret, but sometimes forgotten

...over a long weekend, or plan a week to experience the whole route. Alternatively, you can avoid all of the lakes (and the portages!) by choosing to float the 24 river miles from Swanson River Landing to Captain Cook State Recreation Area. The Refuge Visitor...


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