Visitors would travel to Spencer Whistle Stop about 11 miles up the Placer River Valley from Portage, either on the Alaska Railroad or by overland travel during good snow years via snow bike, skis or snowmobile. Lodging at the Spencer Hut would augment the many other activities currently at Spencer Glacier—climbing, hiking, kayaking and packrafting. They could also hike the proposed Glacier Discovery Trail to stay at two additional satellite Huts near the Bartlett and Trail glaciers. Guests could return to Anchorage or Portage via the train at one of the whistle stop stations. Or, adventurers will be able packraft out the Placer or Trail rivers during summer, and ski or bike out during winter – pending weather conditions.