Mendenhall Glacier

A series of shots were needed to create this panoramic scene of Mendenhall Lake, the glacier, several icebergs and Nugget Falls.  This glacier, at this time, stretches over 13 miles and is one of 37 that flow down from the Juneau’s 1500 square mile ice field.

Factoid: In the 1990’s the glacier was retreating at 30 ft/yr, and by the 200o’s, it has increased to over 200 ft/yr.  Park officials have estimated that 40 years from now the glacier won’t be visible from the visitor’s center!!!  This is one of the few glaciers in the state that is so accessible!  The trails provide scenic viewpoints everywhere, and if getting face-to-face with some blue ice is on your bucket list, head on in!

Mendenhallpano-12in_180r

 

Advertisements

About Laurie Merritt Photography

Owner: Laurie Merritt Photography
This entry was posted in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s