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Mendenhall Glacier & Wild Alaskan Salmon Bake

3.5 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $91 Per Adult / $77 Per Child

Mendenhall Glacier & Wild Alaskan Salmon Bake

3.5 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
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From (USD) $91 Per Adult / $77 Per Child

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      Mendenhall Glacier & Wild Alaskan Salmon Bake

      Juneau, Alaska, USA
      From (USD) $91 Per Adult / $77 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Mendenhall Glacier: This 1.5-mile-wide glacier is located within the Tongass National Forest, and provides magnificent views in just a short walk. US Forest Service staff inside the  Visitor's Center will enlighten you with fascinating facts about glaciers - they're not just blocks of ice!
      • Tongass National Forest: The largest national forest in the US – at roughly 17 million acres – is home to wildlife found nowhere else on the planet.
      • Feast with a view: Enjoy the music as you indulge in an all-you-can-eat wild Alaskan salmon bake with assorted side dishes, and then take in the views as you explore the surroundings.
      About this Juneau, Alaska tour

      As you walk through the temperate rain forest of Tongass National Forest, you'll probably find it hard to believe that glaciers could coexist here. But once you reach the clearing, you'll have a phenomenal view of the vast Mendenhall Glacier – a product of the Juneau Ice Field.

      Spanning 1.5 miles in width (make sure you know how to use the panoramic feature on your camera to capture the enormity of this glacier) once you spot it, you will know without a doubt that the short, easy walk was well worth the effort.

      Due to global temperatures, glaciers around the world are receding. Within the past year, the recession of the Mendenhall Glacier has led to an interesting discovery – ancient tree stumps and logs that were previously frozen within. These forest remnants are providing scientists with insight into the area's pre-glacier ecosystem and environment.

      After your visit to the Mendenhall Glacier, be prepared to feast on fresh wild Alaskan salmon – an extremely healthy choice. But don't worry, this isn't one of those times where "healthy" is just a code word for "doesn’t taste as good." Alaskan salmon has an indulgent, rich taste with a buttery texture – you'll want to loosen your belt a notch or two.

      Plenty of fish in the sea

      Although the Alaskan salmon industry is booming today, things weren't always this way. Canning factory growth in the 1920s led to extreme overfishing. Things became so bad that in 1953, President Eisenhower declared Alaska a federal disaster area. Through close management and conservation efforts, Alaskan salmon populations and catches have returned to near-record levels.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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