Hike up to 4 miles on uneven terrain with moderate elevation gain.
In our hotel meeting space with a buffet to include choices such as fruit, muffins, pastries, bagels, scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, plus coffee, tea, and water.
We'll head to the Mendenhall Glacier to explore the area around the glacier’s base. Known as Sitaantaagu, meaning “the Glacier Behind the Town,” it is only 12 miles from downtown Juneau allowing easy access to the 13 mile long glacier. Mendenhall Lake was created by melting ice and runoff from the glacier, flowing out through the 6 mile long Mendenhall River. Following our field trip, we will return to Juneau.
In the hotel meeting space we'll enjoy a buffet lunch with coffee, tea, lemonade, and water. Other beverages available for purchase.
After lunch we'll walk next door to the Alaska State Museum for a self-directed exploration of the museum, which is the repository for the state's history, highlighting the distinct native cultures of Alaska. In mid-afternoon, we'll reconvene at the hotel to transfer to the airport for a short flight to Gustavus. We'll transfer to the lodge and check in for three nights.
At the lodge we'll have a plated meal to include an entrée, side dish, salad, dessert, coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Each night a park ranger will lead an educational lecture on Glacier Bay for all guests of the lodge to enjoy. Or, choose to spend the evening relaxing, or taking advantage of long daylight hours by strolling the peaceful beach.