In September 2009, My husband and I took a 7-day cruise to different ports in Alaska. While in the port of Juno, we visited the Mendenhall Glacier Park. It was cold and rainy that day and although we didn’t get to explore the park or the fascinating area that surrounded it, we did get to see the Mendenhall Glacier. The picture above gives you a fair view of the glacier, but no picture could ever do it justice. There is no substitute for being there in person. That was truly awesome! The following link takes you to the park where you can view pictures and learn more about this amazing glacier that is part of the Tongass National Forest. Be sure to check out many of the links on the webpage as there is much information and many interesting facts about the park and the Tongass forest.
The Tongass National Forest is an awesome area that is the nation’s largest national forest. It covers most of Southeast Alaska and surrounds the famous Inside Passage. Although we didn’t get to explore that wonderful pristine forest, I can just imagine all the types of animals, birds and fish that live there. Eagles, bears and spawning salmon, are just a few of the wildlife that inhabits the forest. The combination of wildlife and breath-taking scenery of the Tongass National Forest helps to establish “wild” Alaska as the “last frontier”.