Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned Alaska Spot And It’s Actually Amazing
As you hop on the picturesque Seward Highway heading south on the Turnagain Arm towards the Kenai Peninsula, you’ll drive through a tiny town known as Portage. It’s so small that if you blink, you’ll most definitely miss it. But don’t worry, if you’re feeling confused it’s only because the town really doesn’t exactly exist any longer. You see, when the notorious 1964 Good Friday Earthquake hit, the little boomtown of Portage sunk 6-10 feet into the ground. Although it was impossible to rebuild, nature is now reclaiming this abandoned spot and the end result is actually amazing. Just see for yourself…
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Living and loving life in Alaska, Courtney enjoys living a happy life based on simple principles; work hard, be kind, stay humble. She is an avid dog lover with hobbies that include running, fly fishing, hiking & snowboarding.
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