Tag - Mendenhall Glacier
In a landscape defined by dense towering spruce and hemlock forests, wide open spaces are rare. Residents with boats and kayaks escape the confines of trees. Climbers who reach above the treeline find daylight, too. But for the average Juneauite and
People assume that winter in Alaska is dark and foreboding, but really that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the capital, snow-capped peaks flank the glassy lake, giving the entire scene the look of a snow globe brought to life. Fresh powder
Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:00 AM by Marika Mashburn and Dennis William Grimes, Actors/World Travelers
Dennis and I have wanted to come to Alaska for several years. We are both avid travelers, and we have heard such incredible things from friends who have lived and traveled there. Alaska was #50 for me and #46 for Dennis. I saved Alaska for last,
Those of us in the Lower 48 think of glaciers as remote and exotic entities, the sort of destination for which one sleeps in a brightly colored tent in base camp. But residents on the north side of Juneau can look out at the 13-mile-long
Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 PM by Laurie Craig, Forest Service, Retired
There was only light wind at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center this summer, yet we would often come into work in the morning to find the entry doormats curled into a tube, as if a stiff breeze had rolled them up. But After a few days of
Experience Juneau’s Maritime Temperate Rainforest
#didJuneau that not all rainforests are in the tropics? The Tongass National Forest, a temperate maritime rainforest, runs a full 500 miles north to south along Alaska’s coast and is the largest
If visiting the ice caves is on your to-do list for Juneau, here’s a handy “know before you go” guide.
Located just a short drive from downtown Juneau, the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area is perhaps Juneau’s most recognized natural feature. One of
Do you want to hike about 3500 vertical feet and take in the stunning panorama? Walk along a glacier-fed stream, through dense rainforest? Stroll along the beach, watching harbor seals and eagles? How about a rock scramble?
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