Glacier Bay
College Fjord

The morning of Thursday, September 6 we awakened aside the docks in Juneau.

At the dock in Juneau

In the morning, we took a wildlife quest trip in Lynn Canal and saw bald eagles, sea otters, whales, seals, and sea lions. Unfortunately, it was difficult to get good pictures.

Lynn CanalWhale
Island in the Lynn Channel






After lunch, we took a spectacular helicopter ride up to Mendenhall Glacier, behind Juneau...

Helicopter taking offMendenhall Glacier from the Airport

Above JuneauMendenhall Glacier

WaterfallsMountain Valley

View of Lynn Canal from HelicopterFlowing Glacier

The helicopter pilot landed twice on the glacier so we could hike around...

Chopper on ice fieldWalk on the ice

Ice FieldMoraine

Ice CrackA touristAvalanche

PicnicIce Flow

Ice CaveChopper Camp
On the way back, we saw another glacier tour camping on the ice below us with five helicopters.

Airport from the GlacierBack to the Airport

About 7pm, we cast off and began the brief sail up Lynn Canal to Skagway.

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