Canadian Rockies
  • Scenery
  • Wildlife
  • Inside Passage
    Fishing Trip
    Glacier Trek
    Juneau Glacier Trek
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    For our second shore excursion, we joined an exciting tour in Juneau that included a helicopter ride over the nearby mountains and glaciers as well as two hours of glacier treking on the Mendenhall Glacier. We were outfitted with crampons (spikes for traction on ice) and learned how to walk on rugged, icy terrain. The glacier flows were quite spectacular close up, and the glacial pools sparkled icy blue. Best of all, we lucked out with a sunny day and relatively warm weather.

    Mendenhall Glacier from the helicopter

    Rippling glacial ice flows

    Close up of glacial flow

    Glacial ice flowing into a pool

    Beautiful, clean glacier water (supposedly melted from snow hundreds of years old)

    View from atop Mendenhall Glacier

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