Mendenhall Icebergs and Falls

As far as I know, this waterfall remains unnamed since being revealed by the receding glacier a few years ago. The easiest approach is by kayak; any other access would require either a full day of strenuous mountain hiking or some pretty dangerous ice wall repels. We took the short kayak ride to check out a recently calved chunk of ice that has a top surface roughly the size of a football field. Smaller chunks of ice between it and the glacier prevented us from circumnavigating the iceberg, but there was even more fun to be had over on the east side of the glacier’s face. The flow from the waterfall and the activeness of the Mendenhall have created a swirl of ice in the lake that moves fairly rapidly and was a blast to float through. Thanks for having a look.

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