This Jaw Dropping Place In Alaska Will Blow You Away
The Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska is more than a big frozen block of snow and ice; it is an ever-changing natural phenomenon riddled with pockets and caves that, at first glance, seem to be filled with cool blue crystals. The melting of the snow and ice creates caves that are filled with shockingly blue ice. These caves are sought out by both the tourists and by locals, and the fact that they are so dangerous to get to makes the appeal that much greater. If you ever get an opportunity to visit one of the Mendenhall Ice Caves you will walk away slack-jawed and dazzled. Make sure you bring a camera because this trip will be a once in a lifetime experience!
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So, though the famous western ice cave has already collapsed, there still exist many other entrancing ice caves in the Mendenhall Glacier. If you plan a trip, please use a guide, and remember safety is your number one priority.
Casea Peterson grew up archery hunting, fishing, and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest. Motivated by her love for the outdoors she moved to Alaska to attend school and to spend time exploring the last frontier. If she doesn’t have a pen in hand or her nose in a book, she can be found out on a lake or up in the woods around a fire with friends.
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