Mendenhall Glacier

August 13, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Mendenhall GlacierMendenhall Glacier



The first time I visited Alaska, I flew into Anchorage, rented a car, loaded my fishing gear and wet a line at every turn in the road from Anchorage to the nearby Little Susitna River to Homer and beyond.  My line stayed wet not only because of the fishing, but also because it rained almost constantly.


When I returned on a cruise many years later, the fishing gear was in Florida and I was armed with my first digital camera. At that time, I knew little about the camera or photography, but that trip motivated me to “focus” on photography as my primary spare time activity.



This time we cruised the Inside Passage one of the five main regions of Alaska.  It was formed by glaciers and is filled with wildlife, snow capped mountains, majestic forests and national parks.  There are not enough adjectives to accurately describe the beauty and wonder of Alaska.  It is a land of adventure and beauty.  



The blue sheet ice Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau was the first glacier I ever had seen.  At that time it stretched about 12 or 13 miles, truly a massive river of ice.  I was on the bow of the ship in the early morning hours as we approached the glacier.  I was trying to steady myself and

the camera, partially because the ship was moving and partially because I was so excited about the scene unfolding before me.  To put it simply, I was awestruck!!





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