Icebergs on Mendenhall Lake near Juneau, Alaska
© John Hyde/age fotostoc
Alaska in autumn. Fall comes to the Last Frontier
Join us in celebrating Alaska Day here at beautiful Mendenhall Lake, just a stone’s throw from the state capital of Juneau. It seems a timeless sight, but there was no lake here at all until after 1930, when Mendenhall Glacier receded, leaving a deeply-carved valley in its wake that was soon filled with glacial melt. Today, the glacier still feeds the lake, much to the delight of the many visitors who arrive in Juneau each summer on cruise ships.