Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mendenhall Glacier - What a beautiful place!

Mendenhall Glacier is one of 38 glaciers which are fed from the Juneau Icefield. 

The Juneau Icefield is North America’s fifth largest icefield, blankets over 1,500 square miles of land, and stretches nearly 85 miles north to south and 45 miles east to west.

Mendenhall glacier is one of many "rivers of ice" in southeast Alaska formed during the Little Ice Age which began about 3,000 years ago.