Mendenhall Lake around the pass to the glacier and back is usually not hard. Well, if your rudder breaks off when you are half way around the lake…then it can become tough to move in any purposeful direction at a positive speed. Our rudder decided to stop working making this excursion quite a work out. Thankfully we didn’t have to dodge any breaking icebergs.
Mendenhall Glacier is about 12 miles long descending into Mendenhall Lake. We went kayaking here on one of our days traveling down the Alaskan coast. http://goo.gl/maps/uIbFQ
Kayaking has become a very enjoyable way for us to experience a new place. We have gone kayaking in many different mangroves, with dolphins, and now with icebergs. kayaking with whales might be next…
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