6. Day 5 - Juneau - Mendenhall Glacier and Glacier Gardens Page 1 of 2
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Cathy and Joe arrive in Juneau, Alaska. Our ship, the Island Princess, is in the background.
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This is our bus that will take us on our shore excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier - Oh, wait...it's the "Wrong Bus"! Our bus driver had a great sense of humor.
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A model of the Mendenhall Glacier in the visitors center. The arrow points to Mendenhall Lake where the face of this Tidewater Glacier is located.
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A panoramic view of Mendanhall Lake and Glacier.
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A closer panoramic view of Mendenhall Glacier and the waterfall on the right.
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A closer view of Mendenhall Glacier with some ice flows from the calving of the glacier.
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A panoramic view of Mendenhall Glacier with the ice flows in Mendenhall Lake.
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A close up view of the large ice flows and the face of Mendenhall Glacier.
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Some large ice flows floating on Mendenhall Lake.
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A small island in Mendenhall Lake with Mendenhall Glacier in the background.
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In the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, the sign describing the Alexander Archipelago Wolf.
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The Alexander Archipelago Wolf in the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.
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In the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, the sign describing the Glacier Bear.
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The Glacier Bear in the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.
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The sign describing the fresh samples of Glacial Ice shown to us outside the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.
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Fresh samples of Glacial Ice shown to us outside the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.
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We arrive for a tour at Glacier Gardens, a man-made garden in a rain forest.
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Cathy follows our tour group as they pass by the upside down tree planters that were erected by the owner after a severe mud slide on the mountain side.
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Color foliage and a waterfall.
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A close up of the colorful foliage in Glacier Gardens.
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A close up of the waterfall in Glacier Gardens.
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Some more colorful foliage and flowers in Glacier Gardens.
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The beautiful plants and landscaping in Glacier Gardens.
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The beautiful landscaped waterfall in Glacier Gardens.

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