Sunday, July 1, 2012
Alaska Part 2 - Mendenhall Glacier
While we were in Juneau, we hooked up with a local guide for a 7 hour trek on the Mendenhall Glacier. We were lucky to have a small, physically fit group of six, which allowed us to cover much more terrain and as a result spend more time on the ice.This was an incredible hike. As you move from the trail-head to the glacier, you move from an older to younger forest and eventually into the moraine formed over time as the glacier advanced and receded.