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

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,

Hiking in Juneau

Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:00 AM by Aaron Theisen

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

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

Come Rain or Come Shine

Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:00 AM by Travel Juneau

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

Introduction to the Mendenhall Ice Caves

Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:00 AM by Travel Juneau

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

More Miles of Trail Than Paved Road

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 PM by Travel Juneau

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?

Juneau’s abundant trail