The trimline on the mountainsides where the glacier used to be is evident, as is a large ridge which had been covered by the glacier. Mendenhall Glacier (also Sitaantaagu) is a glacier about 13.6 miles (21.9 km) long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. The ice caves at the Mendenhall have received a lot of publicity lately, as the glacier's recession has allowed access by curious visitors.
It is about 1.5 miles (2.4km) wide and more than 100 ft ( 30 meters) high at its terminus. Join along as we paddle across the Mendenhall Lake by canoe, explore the Mendenhall Glacier on foot, and search for Ice Caves! The ceiling of the cave is painted in a beautiful blue color, from where drain water which for the moment will Mendenhall Glacier is one of the many large glaciers that flow from the 1500 square mile expanse of rock, snow and ice known as the Juneau Icefield.
This trail is located across the lake from the Visitor Center. Oct 19, 2016 - Explore Angeline Tuckett's board "Mendenhall Family History", followed by 271 people on Pinterest. This website â¦ Mendenhall Ice Caves Facts - A single lifetime would probably not enough to experience and see natural beauty and human-made attractions in the world.
For more info on the Tongass Forest, the Juneau Icefield, and the Mendenhall Glacier visit this page providing Tongass National Forest Facts.
Notice how ice melts at the glacierâs edge, while thinning at the same time.