Just listen to the Spotify playlist “Welcome to the Dark Side”: http://spoti.fi/1qeDD32
Mendelhall was – apart from some Austrian Mini-Glaciers – the first example of these turquoise-white giants. When we arrived from busy Brooklyn, we instantly put on our hiking-shoes and walked to the glacier. As we reached it in all its glory it was inspiring and intimidating at the same time.
Generally rain is perfectly OK in a rain forest. However, in Juneau it rained so much this August that many of the trails – especially those near a river (here you can see Eagle River) were flooded. We tried our luck, but after 1.5 hours of following the trail we couldn’t go on anymore and had to turn around and search for another experience out in the wild.
It never became our friend. Unfortunately.
In Juneau, sun comes out so seldom that, once it is on the sky, you go out and watch it. Sun-sets can be recommended too.
Juneau is right next to the sea. And the Alaskan sea has a lot to offer. Unfortunately the day was … well … NOT awesome. But still: We got on our winter jackets and went out there to go see the whales.
Fin is used in a double sense here ;)!