From Anchorage head down the Seward Highway, go around 40 miles and turn left on to Portage Glacier Rd. The turn will be just past the train station as the highway makes a wide sweeping hook to the right. Head to Portage Lake. From Portage Lake the easiest way to get down the lake would be by boat.
heads in Kenai Mts., trends NW to Portage Glacier, 4 mi. SW of Whittier, Chugach Mts. 3 miles long.
Burns Glacier is a fair sized glacier the flows in a straight northwesterly direction, towards Portage Lake.
Named in 1915 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), "in honor of Robert Burns, the poet."
Naming: Burns Glacier was named in 1915 bu USC&GS, "in honor of Robert Burns, the poet." Just as the next glacier to the north, Shakespeare Glacier, was name after William Shakespeare.
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