Glacier trek via canoe hike
Glacier Access and Feature Exploration:
**The Mendenhall Glacier is receding at a fast pace and due to this we are seeing drastic changes to the surface of the glacier. For this reason, it is currently not safe to walk on the glacier. This trip will spend time exploring the glacier up close and hiking around the edges of it safely from the bedrock. The edge of the glacier has some of the most stunning features you will find; this is where ice formations, tunnels, and tubes tend to form creating those beautiful blue colors. These features are never guaranteed but do form throughout the summer.
Pull on the waterproof boots we provide, and step into the cool waters of Mendenhall Lake. In this tour, you will be guided on a canoe ride across a lake fed by glacier waters. The lake is quiet in the mornings. Your paddle dips into the water as you make your way past ice bergs, freshly calved off the glacier. The only other sound is the roar of nugget falls in the distance as it plummets off the mountain side, as your guide instructs your group to paddle your way to the edge of the glacier just peeking into view.
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This video gives a good idea of what it's like to hike in -- and why some people choose to paddle across the lake rather than hike around as the hike is quite strenuous.