Glacier

exploring the Juneau ice field [closed]

exploring the Juneau ice field [closed]
  1. Can you go to Mendenhall Glacier on your own?
  2. Can you walk to Mendenhall Glacier from cruise ship?
  3. Is Mendenhall Glacier Open?
  4. What Glacier near Juneau is one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska?
  5. Is there Uber in Juneau?
  6. How much time do you need at Mendenhall Glacier?
  7. Is Juneau worth visiting?
  8. Is there a ferry from Anchorage to Juneau?
  9. How do I get from Juneau port to Mendenhall Glacier?
  10. What is the largest glacier in North America?
  11. Is the Mendenhall Glacier melting?
  12. Why is Mendenhall Glacier famous?

Can you go to Mendenhall Glacier on your own?

While many people go to Mendenhall Glacier with a tour group or on a shore excursion, you can also get to the glacier on your own. ... You can take a taxi from Juneau, drive to the glacier with a rental car, or take the city bus to Glacier Spur Road and walk the rest of the way (1.5 miles).

Can you walk to Mendenhall Glacier from cruise ship?

The walk from the cruise port to the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) was less than 10 minutes where we caught bus# 3 at 8:05 am and arrived at the Glacier Stop-439 at 8:55 am. From here we walked the 1.5 mile and arrived at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center by 9:25 am.

Is Mendenhall Glacier Open?

While the Mendenhall Glacier is accessible all year, the best time to visit is May through October.

What Glacier near Juneau is one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska?

Juneau's most popular attraction (and the most easily accessible Alaska glacier) is the mighty, magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, located just 13 miles from downtown Juneau and only a few minutes from the airport.

Is there Uber in Juneau?

Juneau: Get a ride. Travel. Explore.

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber in Juneau. Request a ride up to 30 days in advance, at any time and on any day of the year.

How much time do you need at Mendenhall Glacier?

You should plan to spend at least 45 minutes at the Mendenhall Glacier, though you could easily spend a half or full day, exploring trails, enjoying the views, spotting wildlife, and taking photos.

Is Juneau worth visiting?

Juneau is definitely worth a visit and if you are not planning on returning to Alaska, combining Juneau with Anchorage, Denali and Seward could be a good use of your time. There is someone going to Anchorage and the surrounding areas then taking the ferry to Cordova.

Is there a ferry from Anchorage to Juneau?

Juneau, not Anchorage is the State of Alaskas' capital city. ... Ferries & planes provide the only access into or out of Juneau. Cross Gulf ferry connections are available from Juneau to Gustavas; Juneau to Whittier and Juneau to Valdez but all ferry travel absolutely must be booked well in advance.

How do I get from Juneau port to Mendenhall Glacier?

The Mendenhall Glacier Shuttle

The shuttle is the best mode of transportation from the Juneau cruise port to Mendenhall Glacier. I found plenty of shuttles close to the Juneau port outside the Roberts Tramway Ticket Office. For $30, the bus provided a 30-minute ride to and from the visitor's center.

What is the largest glacier in North America?

Bering Glacier currently terminates in Vitus Lake south of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, about 10 km from the Gulf of Alaska. Combined with the Bagley Icefield, where the snow that feeds the glacier accumulates, the Bering is the largest glacier in North America.

Is the Mendenhall Glacier melting?

The glacier has also retreated 1.75 miles (2.82 km) since 1929, when Mendenhall Lake was created, and over 2.5 miles (4.0 km) since 1500. The end of the glacier currently has a negative glacier mass balance and will continue to retreat in the foreseeable future.

Why is Mendenhall Glacier famous?

It was renamed in honor of Thomas Corwin Mendenhall, the famous American autodidact physicist and meteorologist in 1891. Mendenhall Glacier extends from the Juneau Ice Field, its source, to Mendenhall Lake. The lake is iceberg filled and provides expansive views of the glacier from the water.

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