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I had an incredible time flying via helicopter over the Juneau Icefield in Alaska before heading off to go glacier trekking on Mendenhall Glacier!
Before watching the video below here’s a little bit of info about the Juneau Icefield:
Info about the Juneau Icefield
The Juneau Icefield is an icefield north of Juneau, Alaska, extending as far north as the border of British Columbia.
The icefield extends to an area of 1,500 square miles in the Coast Range. It is the source of many glaciers, such as the Mendenhall Glacier and the Taku Glacier.
The icefield has more than 40 large valley glaciers and 100 smaller valley glaciers, most of which are hidden in Tongass National Forest.
The Taku Glacier is the only advancing one among all glaciers that have retreated since its maximum glaciation point near 1700.
Costs for helicopter tours
Fees for helicopter tours average about $500, and typically last two and a half to three hours.
Watch this video:
Here’s a cool video of my flying over the Juneau icefield: