Paddling To the Mendenhall Glacier
YOU COME for the best when you travel to Southeast Alaska — but you’ve got to prepare for the worst. Rain, whether or not it’s in the forecast, is a foregone conclusion in here.
Precipitation governs life in Juneau: when it pours nonstop, you wear your Xtratufs; when it’s only drizzling, you bike to work. The rare evening that brings clear skies will find everyone out of doors—walking the dog, fixing their car, or just searching for a place to start a bonfire and enjoy the sunset.