Mendenhall Glacier

Our catamaran took us back to our ship which had now traveled up to the Port of Juneau. We had a little time to relax, clean up and get ready to visit the Mendenhall Glacier. This is arguably the most noted glacier in alaska. Being in the capital city helps.

It is visited enough that it is showcased as an example of climate change in Alaska. In 1990 the Glacier (which has been retreating for 250 years) retreated about 20 feet. Last year, it retreated more than 250 feet.

In this case we were able to walk to these vantage points.

It is always gratifying to see how nature reacts to changes in the environment. Here is a local wildflower clawing out a new foothold.

 


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