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Mendenhall glacier.

Mendenhall glacier.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Alaska Region in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Glaciers -- Alaska.,
  • Mendenhall Glacier (Alaska)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service. Alaska Region.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 sheet :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17719197M


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Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK. All photos () Traveler Overview. reviews. Powered by Weather Mendenhall glacier. book. What travelers are saying.

Glacier views and walks, we took this trip with a whale watching trip, the glacier is impressive, with nice local walks, the boardwalk was enjoyable, but the walk to nugget falls along the beach and back /5(). Enjoy the best of Juneau's nature and wildlife on this unforgettable half-day tour.

Be amazed by the mile (kilometer) Mendenhall Glacier, and take to the water on a whale-watching cruise. As well as humpback whales, there's a good chance of spotting bald /5(7K).

The Mendenhall Glacier is located just 12 miles outside of Juneau and you can get there by taking a bus from downtown for $30 roundtrip.

A taxi will cost you around $35 one-way. This mile glacier is part of Tongass National Forest and its visitors' center is just a half mile from the glacier's face and overlooks the lake and glacier, which Location: Mark s late family dog, Rosie, often accompanied Mark on his journeys to the Mendenhall Glacier ice caves.

NICK JANS is one of Alaskas most recognized and prolific writers. A longtime contributing editor to Alaska Magazine and a member of USA Todays board of editorial contributors. He has written twelve books, including the national bestseller 5/5(1).

No visit to Juneau is complete without a close-up look at the Mendenhall Glacier — one of Alaska’s most popular attractions. The mile-long (19 km) glacier ends at Mendenhall Lake and is easily viewed from the historic Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

On a sunny day the glacier is beautiful, with blue skies and snow-capped mountains in the background. Mendenhall glacier. book On a cloudy and drizzly. Plan your cruise, land tour, or custom package.

Discover Alaska's best destinations and excursions. Videos, photos, and hundreds of expert advice articles. Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter Tour Flying over and walking on the magical Mendenhall Glacier is a bucket list experience no one will ever forget. It all begins with a short transfer to the heli pad base.

After checking in and a safety briefing, you're ready for takeoff. Mendenhall Glacier Hike on Juneau Day Trip Trek.

Trace the path of glacial succession and the natural history of the Mendenhall Glacier as you trek across it on this Juneau day trip.

After departing the pier, you will be driven for approximately 30 minutes to 5/5(20). The Mendenhall Glacier Tour begins with a 4-mile hike through the Tongass National Forest – the largest temperate rainforest in the world, dominated by towering Sitka Spruce and Hemlock Trees.

As you follow your guide through the dense vegetation, around beaver ponds, and up rock scrambles, the wilderness trail becomes less defined. The Mendenhall Glacier Paddle and Trek experience is a favorite among Juneau glacier tours and an experience you’ll be unlikely to forget.

Imagine paddling a canoe over the tranquil waters of a serene glacial lake, with the grand peaks of snow-capped mountains and cascading Nugget Falls reflected in the surface; skimming around glowing blue icebergs; and marveling at the region’s diverse /5(91).

Hiking Trails. If you can spend at least a half-day, there are many ways to get up close to this majestic glacier. Enjoy hiking trails that run along surrounding terrain, including a moderately easy and well-marked trail to Nugget g along Mendenhall Lake, the closest trail to the glacier itself, you’ll find a stunning foot waterfall cascading into an iceberg lake with a.

Mendenhall Glacier Built into a cliff above the valley you'll find the glacier's Visitor's Center. Enjoy the interactive displays and take time to watch a short film about the glacier and the 37 other glaciers that make up the Juneau Ice Field. Not your everyday adventure, the Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek is among the most exclusive and in-depth excursions in Juneau Alaska.

Similar to the standard Mendenhall Glacier Trek but with a guide leading your own private party, this involved and exciting outing allows you to explore a stunning world of crystal blue ice up-close and personal.5/5(23). The Mendenhall Glacier is one of the most visited glaciers in North America and the National Forest Service limits the number of permits allowed on the glacier each year.

Be one of the few to actually experience the beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier. Liquid Alaska’s group sizes are small and personal. Mendenhall Glacier River Rafting Trip in Juneau, Alaska.

Float down a majestic river, enjoying views of towering mountains, verdant forests, and scenic wildlife. By the end of this picturesque Juneau shore excursion, you'll be one with Mendenhall Glacier and its beautiful surroundings.

Start your Juneau tour with a scenic trip up Mendenhall Valley/5(56). Mendenhall Glacier Views. Your guide will choose from several excellent trails for your Mendenhall Glacier hike, based upon the day’s hiking conditions.

Weather will be of particular consideration; in this region of mountains and fjords, conditions can vary quickly and dramatically. Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier. Juneau. Book Now $ This exciting excursion combines two of Alaska’s most popular attractions: the Mendenhall Glacier and a dog camp.

In fact, the dog camp is located on the glacier, making this adventure a great way. Book your tickets online for Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau: See reviews, articles, and photos of Mendenhall Glacier, ranked No.4 on Tripadvisor among 65 attractions in Juneau/5().

U.S. Forest Service - Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Juneau, Alaska. 7, likes talking about this 5, were here. Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is located in Juneau, Alaska /5(56). Mendenhall Glacier is a massive and mighty river of ice that extends 13 miles.

Featuring vivid blue ice and awe-inspiring views of the magnificent Coast Mountains, the Mendenhall Glacier is a natural wonder. It is part of the Juneau Icefield, located within the Tongass National Forest. Visiting Mendenhall Glacier. If you’re heading to Juneau, Alaska anytime soon, you definitely want to book a helicopter tour to the Mendenhall Glacier.

Make sure you book the Mendenhall Glacier helicopter tour that lands on the glacier so you can get out and trek around. While flying over it is great, walking around on the Mendenhall Glacier is something not many people can say they’ve done, and you’ll definitely.

Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about miles long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska AntiArielle (Atlas Obscura.

Across the gray-green sweep of Mendenhall Lake, a glacier of the same name rises: a great frozen river thirteen miles long, winding out of the massive Juneau Icefield.

Cradled between jagged peaks, it grinds a sinuous path downhill, pulled by gravity and the weight of ice. – Nick Jans. Local Time – Page 39 Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier. Mendenhall Glacier, blue ice sheet, 12 miles (19 km) long, southeastern Alaska, U.S.

It was originally named Sitaantaagu (“the Glacier Behind the Town”) or Aak’wtaaksit (“the Glacier Behind the Little Lake”) by the Tlingit Indians. Naturalist John Muir later called it Auke (Auk) Glacier, for the.

The native Tlingit Indians named the glacier Sitaantaagu: The Glacier behind the Town or Aak’wtaaksit: The Glacier behind the Littlethe glacier was named Auke Glacier by naturalist John y, init was named Mendenhall Glacier in honor of the noted American scientist Thomas Corwin extends from its source Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake and river.

Visit the Mendenhall Glacier, a moving river of ice with rugged crevasses and a distinctive blue color. Stroll the walkways to the Visitor Center and take in one of the glaciology exhibits, an interpretive talk with a Forest Service Ranger, or simply enjoy the panoramic view of the glacier.

Afterward, you'll visit the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.5/5(1). We’ll travel in 8 person or 12 person canoes skippered by 1 to 2 guides. Guests seeking a private experience are encouraged to book the Private Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek or the Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek. As we approach the glacier, keep your eyes open for freshly calved ice bergs and feel the cool breeze generated by the ice.

Romeo was a black wolf living in the Mendenhall Valley near Juneau (AK), known for his interactions with dogs and people.

He was an Alexander Archipelago Wolf (Canis lupus ligoni) who lived around Mendenhall Glacier between and Romeo was a member of a pack of 13 culled by the Fish & Game Department. Get from Juneau to Mendenhall Glacier and back quickly and at your convenience. With shuttles departing from the port every 30 minutes during operating hours, spend as much time as you wish at the glacier before taking a shuttle back downtown.

Bonus: During the minute transfer each way, your driver shares history, tips on making the most of your glacier visit, and recommendations on where /5(53). Experience Alaska’s premier attractions glaciers and wildlife, from two very different vantage points, by land and by sea.

A narrated motorcoach ride takes you to view and photograph the famous Mendenhall Glacier. At the Visitor Center you’ll have the opportunity to talk with Forest Service interpreters, and through interactive exhibits 5/5(10). Discovery Southeast operates the bookstore and gift shop at the US Forest Service’s Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

We proudly feature local artists and authors, and EVERY PURCHASE SUPPORTS programs for Southeast Alaska children!. Hours: The visitor center is currently closed due to the COVID pandemic. Normal hours are 8am to pm daily in the Summer (May through September). Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip.

It will leave you shouting, “I shot the Mendenhall & I want more!” Tour includes round trip transfer from the pier to Mendenhall Lake; snack and beverages consisting of reindeer sausage, cheese, crackers, salmon spread, water and hot apple cider; a souvenir “I Shot The Mendenhall” pin; raingear, life jackets, and rubber boots.

Souvenir photos, T-shirts. If you are looking for a well-rounded experience for visiting the ice caves, we recommend a combination tour option that involves paddling across the lake in a canoe, hiking up the west side of the glacier, a visit to the Mendenhall Ice Caves followed by a hike up onto the.

The Mendenhall Glacier is a lot less impressive than the others at Glacier Bay that the ship itself visits later on, so I wish I had picked a different excursion instead. This one was pretty bland. • Soaring high, you may pass the Mendenhall Towers, jagged rock sentinels that climb more than 7, feet, and the spectacular icefalls that overflow to form the Mendenhall Glacier.

• Spend time on the glacier with our expert guides, all eager to show you the majestic backyard they call home. Get from Juneau to Mendenhall glacier and back quickly and at your convenience. With shuttles departing from the port every 30 minutes during operating hours, spend as much time as you wish at the glacier before taking a shuttle back downtown.

Bonus: During the minute transfer each way, your driver shares history, tips on making the most of your. Mendenhall Glacier Just outside of Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier is one of the more accessible Alaskan glaciers.

Somewhat dirty at the face, it's still impressive, a frozen flow into a lake dotted with icebergs, surrounded by rugged mountains and greenery. Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure Paddle alongside the remarkable Mendenhall Glacier.

Tour includes round-trip transportation from dock, quality raingear and life jackets. Snack includes hot beverage (on cold days) and water plus reindeer sausage, salmon spread, cheese, and crackers. book a day tour Book Tour by: Email or Tour Highlights See Full Tour.

Choose The Best Hotel Near Mendenhall Glacier. When you’re planning a Juneau vacation, be sure to include time at the Mendenhall Glacier, the must-see Alaska tourist gh the glacier is only about 13 miles from downtown Juneau, why not choose from hotels near Mendenhall Glacier, a mile glacier located in the 1,mile Juneau Ice Field.4/5().

Mendenhall glacier tour was fantastic. People were very friendly and helpful. Helicopter ride was out of this world. Guided walk was an amazing experience. A bright and sunny day enhanced the glacier experience.

Overall 5 star rating. Aug - Rae Ann P. Excellent experience. From our van driver, to safety-talk lead, to the pilot and tour /5(72). Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska. K likes. Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12mi from downtown Juneau /5(56).Mendenhall Order, a decision to change the system of weights and measures to the metric system Mendenhall Homeplace, a historic Quaker Homeplace in Jamestown, North Carolina.

BeforeMendenhall Glacier was an advancing glacier; that is, more snow nourished the glacier than melted. At that time, it was two and one-half miles down the valley from its present position. Slightly warmer temperatures increased the rate of melt and the glacier began to recede.

Today, the Mendenhall Glacier is continuing to recede Size: KB.