Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau has several claims to uniqueness among state capitals - northness, no road connection to the rest of the world, a power supply that can be brought to its knees by avalanches, and it's very own glacier.

The Mendenhall Glacier has retreated across this landscape in the last few decades, exposing gravel to wave action in the lake, generated by winds blowing down the glacier. The result is this nice little recurved spit right in front of the viewpoint.

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