Mendenhall Glacier is the main tourist attraction in Juneau. Every cruise offers tour to come to this site. Just a first glance, you will understand why it is such a popular place. The area is spectacular: rugged mountains, massive glacier, blue/green colored iceberg, crystal clear lake, waterfalls and rainforest.
I hiked every single trail around the Visitor Center (East Glacier), plus additional trail in the west of the Mendenhall Lake. Although the place is so popular, majority of the people only walk a short distance to take a few pictures. Most of the hiking trails are so quiet and secluded as if no one was there in the area. This is another good thing about hiking – it brings you peace and solitude.
(I hope you can see the eagles on top of the icebergs)
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