Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Auke Lake Pick-up Hockey Games

We played pick-up hockey games at Auke Lake all day yesterday after a generous person with an ATV cleared a large surface on the lake earlier this week. Here, Florian skates up with the puck as the sun is setting on Mount McGinnis and its neighboring peaks.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Glacial Ice And Wood

One of the neat things about my recent ice cave exploration along the Mendenhall Glacier was to witness the presence of wood under the glacier. Large tree stumps and isolated pieces of wood dotted the floor of the ice cave. Considering the very recent age of the wood and the fact that much of this area was covered by a much larger sheet of glacial ice not that long ago, the only explanation I have for the its origin is a recent large land slide coming down a stream  drainage off the flanks of Mount McGinnis, and flowing perpendicular into and underneath the lateral moraine of the Mendenhall Glacier.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012
Glacial Window

Spent a magical afternoon near the terminus of Mendenhall Glacier yesterday, poking around various ice caves. This one offered a cool view of Mount McGinnis. The recent glorious winter days definitely made up for many of the grey and rainy days we had in Juneau this winter.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Mendenhall Lake Reflection

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The recent beautiful weather encouraged me to make one more trip to Mendenhall Lake before the beginning of the tourist season and its associated influx of tour buses and helicopter traffic. The lake ice is gradually disintegrating, and much of the shoreline is now free of ice. Saw a couple of mountain goats in the distance above Nugget Falls and a few mew gulls, but no other human visitors seemed to enjoy the sunset on the lake on this peaceful evening.

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Statter Harbor, Auke Bay

This moorage facility is located 12 miles to the north of Juneau and provides 6,000′ of transient moorage for boats up to 200′ in length. There was quite a bit of activity yesterday along the docks, with boats getting ready for the Tanner Crab season. McGinnis Peak looms large in the background.

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