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Mendenhall Glacier as seen from the southwest shore of Mendenhall Lake (in 1980). Mendenhall Glacier has receded about a mile since 1980.

On the Road: This view of Mendenhall Glacier was visible in several places from the roads around the southwest shoreline of Mendenhall Lake in 1980. Since then, Mendenhall Glacier has receded about a mile. The east side of the lake has a visitor center. Trails to take one closer to Mendenhall Glacier today start at this visitor center. The East Glacier Trail is one of these trails that is fairly short and easy.

Family Friendly: An exotic experience with plenty of learning opportunities

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Joan Pendleton

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Jun 13, 2019
Leo Grrrl
Hiked on the glacier with ABAK. Canoed the lake to get to glacier- super fun.
Feb 16, 2019
Eli Barsy
Mar 11, 2017
Tommy Stevens
Sunny and cool in the morning. Vicious headwinds for those heading out in the afternoon.
Aug 25, 1980
Joan Pendleton

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