The beginning of the hike we walked along the shoreline.
Some of the icebergs out in the lake.
This is a wild lupine. They grow everywhere up here...and I love them!
This is a view of the lake (and the visitors center) from the trail
The cloud you see in the trees is a spruce pollen cloud! It is so thick you can see it! Everything here in Juneau is covered with a film of pale yellow spruce pollen right now.
This is a little pond at the base of the steepest part of our hike.
The kids call this "The Cliffs of Insanity"
The first part of the climb. If you can see, we had to rest half way up. It really wore us all out!
Here they all are resting...and waiting for stragglers. =)
Second half of the steep climb
Here are the stragglers...and a view from the resting spot.
More of the "Cliffs of Insanity" =)
The west side of the Mendenhall Glacier. So beautiful!! We ate our lunch right here!
Close up of the glacier ice
I think this one is my favorite!
This spot of rock was covered with ice last time we lived here!
All the kids at the glacier
London and Me...
...and Emma's head...lol.
This hike was great and I am going to sleep so good tonight! =)