Mendenhall Glacier as seen from the southwest shore of Mendenhall Lake (in 1980). Mendenhall Glacier has receded about a mile since 1980.
On the Road: This view of Mendenhall Glacier was visible in several places from the roads around the southwest shoreline of Mendenhall Lake in 1980. Since then, Mendenhall Glacier has receded about a mile. The east side of the lake has a visitor center. Trails to take one closer to Mendenhall Glacier today start at this visitor center. The East Glacier Trail is one of these trails that is fairly short and easy.
Gem Type: Geologic Feature