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Meet the good Samaritan behind the dramatic Mendenhall Lake rescue
Right place, right time, right equipment.
Man safe after breaking through Mendenhall Lake
‘Good citizen’ provides rescue.
Glacier center starts ‘Mendenhall Minis’ program for young children
The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host a series of activities for young children this winter on the second Saturday of every month. The events… Continue reading
Glacier sends up bat signal with weekend activities
Just in time for Halloween, the U.S. Forest Service will celebrate National Bat Week at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center this weekend. Youth-oriented activities and… Continue reading
Tourist cold but unharmed after tumble into Mendenhall Lake
On their first full day in Alaska, David Hill and his family wanted to take advantage of the warm weather. The Dallas resident, his wife… Continue reading
Cruise passenger dies near Mendenhall Glacier
A woman died after suffering a medical emergency on the trail to Nugget Falls near the Mendenhall Glacier on Sunday, Juneau Police Department Lt. Krag… Continue reading
Mendenhall moving toward overhaul
By 2050, the picture windows at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will depict a much different view. Scientists expect the glacier will have receded out… Continue reading
Authorities, residents brace for annual flooding
Weather authorities and residents are getting used to responding to glacial floods in the Mendenhall Valley.
Response to flooding goes smoothly
The waters quickly abated after the peak and almost everything was back to normal Friday morning.
Five passengers safe after canoe flips at glacier
As part of their honeymoon, Adam and Gianna Kersch took a canoe tour to the Mendenhall Glacier on Friday afternoon. They were part of a… Continue reading
Weather Service issues flood watch as Juneau awaits glacial outburst
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River as Suicide Basin drains into the lake.
Suicide Basin begins releasing water, but flooding risk unknown
Suicide Basin began its long-awaited release of water late Monday, but there are no signs of incipient flooding along the banks of the Mendenhall River or Mendenhall Lake.
Juneau scientists await unprecedented flood from Mendenhall Glacier’s Suicide Basin
Glacier-caused dam could be topped by water as early as Sunday.
Uber and Lyft are coming to Alaska, but they won’t be coming to Juneau’s most popular tourist destination
Each year, more than half a million people come by bus and taxi to the Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau’s most popular tourist destination. Even after Gov.… Continue reading