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Ventures sees Alaska from difference perspective doing it," El Aton said.Their most recent video - a captivating aerial tour through the world-renowned Mendenhall Glacier ice caves - is part of a project called "Bigger than Life," and there will be more like it."It's exactly...
On thin ice?

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Nearly 150 Juneauites trekked to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center recently for a lesson in surviving falling into icy waters."It's essential to saving lives (to know how to...
Mendenhall River carves a new course

The retreating Mendenhall Glacier is creating potential hazards...temperatures, which have caused the Mendenhall Glacier to retreat and the land around...100 to 250 years ago, when the Mendenhall Glacier began its most recent retreat...
Fiedler first musher out of Takotna

...19th last year. But he hopes to change all that this year. Fiedler spent the summer hauling tourists around the Mendenhall Glacier above Juneau with his dogs, and he came into this race with a plan. Fiedler said his team has been trained for...
Taking a crack at walking on lake ice a chance of plunging into frigid glacier water. In search of bona fide expertise, I turned to the staff at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. What I learned was liberating but kind of disturbing. While park policy discourages walking on ice...
Who, what, where, why and how of tourism

...peninsula: personal or family reasons Top Alaska tourist attractions: 1- Inside passage 2- Portage glacier 3- Mendenhall glacier 4- Ketchikan totems 5- Denali National Park 13- Prince William Sound 14- Kenai River 18- Chugach State Park...
Juneau says goodbye to Romeo

...Behind the Town") or Aak'wtaaksit ("the Glacier Behind the Little Lake"). The wild cry played upon the Mendenhall Glacier waters, searching for another to return its lament. And on the shores of Mendenhall Lake, at the base of the...
Two for the road for education

...needed.After more than a week of Juneau excursions, including Perseverance Trail, salmon streams on Thane and the Mendenhall Glacier they departed for Sitka Wednesday morning, experienced the result of a fast-ferry mechanical return to the Capital...
Two brown bears charge man and woman at Mendenhall Glacier

JUNEAU (AP) -- Two brown bears charged a couple who were walking along a trail at Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, just weeks after some residents downplayed the danger of grizzly bears in the area. The man and woman were walking...
Protesters fined for illegal personal-use fishing

...Tracy Gonzalez tested restrictions against subsistence fishing by catching sockeye salmon in a Juneau pond near the Mendenhall Glacier where salmon traditionally had been harvested by Tlingit fishermen. They alerted state officials and the media...


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