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Mendenhall Glacier? Do you have to take a helicopter?

Mendenhall Glacier? Do you have to take a helicopter?

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1. Re: Mendenhall Glacier? Do you have to take a helicopter?

Put Mendenhall Glacier in the search here and you'll get lots of information. I don't think you can walk there, but there is a shuttle (or was when we were there)

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2. Re: Mendenhall Glacier? Do you have to take a helicopter?

You do not. You can take a public bus, can rent a car and drive or take a bus tour. When you arrive in Ketchikan , right on the pier are dozens of kiosks fr tour companies and you can buy yr trip right then and their same day. If you rent a car car , it is a short drive.

I will tell you that we saw many glaciers on our trip, but took the Era Helicopters tour and dog sledding in Juneau and to really understand the vastness and beauty of the glacier, you need to see them from the air. Otherwise , all get to see is the face- which is great, but a small part of the total view.

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3. Re: Mendenhall Glacier? Do you have to take a helicopter?

Did you miss the part about the OP wanting to "walk ON the Glacier" ?.......

Mendenhall Glacier is in Juneau, not Ketchikan......you cannot reach it by the public bus......you need to take one of the blue MGT buses from the ships dock.......even then you cannot walk on the glacier......

DWeb, you need to take a helicopter to reach the top of the mountain where the glacier is.......there are some hiking tours that do long strenuous treks to get to the actual Glacier on foot, but for all intents and purposes, I would not recommend them to casual visitors......

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5. Re: Mendenhall Glacier? Do you have to take a helicopter?

There will indeed be enough snow.........helicopter tours are often canceled because of lack of visibility.....if the fog or low lying clouds are too thick to navigate then they don't fly.......but rest assured there will be snow on the glaciers......basically that is what a glacier is, non-melting snow.......

Should be lots of fun !!

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