This Ancient Forest In Alaska Is Melting Out Of The Ice
The Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau is one of the most beautiful and accessible glaciers in Alaska. Daily, hundreds of visitors see a glacier up close, just up the road in Alaska’s capital city. This gargantuan collection of hundreds of years of snow compressed is always in the process of melting, losing ice chunks at the edges and sliding into the lake below. As the glacier melts, strange and mysterious remnants of the past are sometimes revealed. There is an ancient forest emerging from beneath the glacier and it is fascinating.
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