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Waterfalls in SE Alaska - Mendenhall Glacier Area

Started by flusk, 08/07/2010 11:45AM
Posted 08/07/2010 11:45AM Opening Post
The Mendenhall Glacier area is so beautiful and accessible that we visited several times during our 4 days in Juneau. The major waterfall attraction here is Nugget Falls, which is an easy one mile walk from the visitor center. There is also a short but powerfull fall at the east base of Mendenhall Glacier and a tall cascade on the mountain above the west side of the glacier. All three are visible from the visitor center.

There is a 4th significant waterfall that I suspect most people miss (in the same way that Silver Strand Fall high above Tunnel View in Yosemite is so often missed). To see this one, which is part way up Thunder Mountain on Steep Creek, you need to be a bit west or south of the visitor center.

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Posted 08/07/2010 11:47AM #1
Nugget Falls from near the visitor center.

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