Pull on your boots, and step into the cool waters of the peaceful Mendenhall Lake as you stare at the mighty Mendenhall Glacier in front of you. During this tour, you will be guided on a canoe paddle across a lake fed by the glacier melt. Your paddle dips into the water as you make your way past ice bergs, freshly calved off the glacier, the famous Nugget Falls, and beautiful mountain peak on very side.
Once you round the rock peninsula, the face of the glacier confronts you like a giant. Blocks of ice stand tall, waiting for the right moment to calve into the waters. It’s truly classic scene of Alaskan beauty.
Once you make landfall you will hike a short distance across rocky terrain, and onto the glacier which is in constant change with features that disappear and reappear over the course of the season. After strapping on your micro-spikes, your guide will take you on a tour of the glacier's accessible features which may include exploring the other-worldliness of an ice cave, descending into crevasses carved by melt water, or peering into the deep blue well of a moulin.
Endless adventure awaits up on the glacier!
• Above & Beyond Alaska, 2767 Sherwood Ln # C, Juneau, AK 99801-8546
• Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK