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Mendenhall Glacier

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58 ° 29' 45" N,
134 ° 31' 56" W




10 mi (16.09 km)


2480 ft (755.9 m)


Mendenhall Glacier in Detail.


heads just N of Mendenhall Towers and trends S to its terminus (1962) at Mendenhall Lake, 10 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts.


The feature was called Auk Glacier by John Muir in 1879, and this name was used by the early miners (DeArmond, 1957, p. 31). U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) renamed the for its Superintendent, Prof. Thomas Corwin Mendenhall, 1841-1924, in 1892.

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Places Near Mendenhall Glacier

Gull City,


Battleship Reef, Dornin Rock, George Rock, Gibby Rock, Mendenhall Bar,


Evergreen Bowl, Last Chance Basin, Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Silverbow Basin, Upper Basin,


Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Fritz Cove, Indian Cove, Smugglers Cove,


Auke Cape, Entrance Point, Hut Point, Indian Point, Point Louisa, Mendenhall Peninsula, Norway Point, Outer Point, Spaulding Point, Spuhn Point, Sunny Point,


Gastineau Channel,




Two Echo Cliffs,


Nugget Creek Dam, Salmon Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,


Eagle Glacier, Herbert Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Leaking Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Quartz Glacier, West Branch Taku Glacier,


Court House Hill, Jamestown Hill, Pederson Hill, Starr Hill, Taku Hill, Tolch Rock,


Battleship Island, Coghlan Island, Indian Island, Portland Island, Shaman Island, Spuhn Island, Suedla Island,


Auke Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Peterson Lake, Windfall Lake,


Mount Adolph Knopf, Amherst Peak, Mount Anderson, Auke Mountain, Bulger Hill, Bullard Mountain, Cairn Peak, Camp 15 Peak, Carpet Peak, Cathedral Peak, Deadview Peak, Dike Mountain, The Dukes, Echo Mountain, Emperor Peak, Mount Ernest Gruening, Flower Tower, Folded Towers, Gastineau Peak, Glacier Grub Tower, Glacier King, Groundhog Hill, Mount Juneau, Knowl, Little Matterhorn, Mount Maria, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McGinnis Mountain, Mount Meek, Mineral Hill, Mustang Peak, North Nugget Spire, Nugget Mountain, Observation Peak, Princess Peak, Rhino Peak, Roberts Peak, Saddle Mountain, Scorpion Peak, The Snow Towers, Snowdrift Peak, Snowpatch Crag, Snowpatch Craig, Spencer Peak, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Taku Towers, Thunder Mountain, Topless Peak, Treasury Hill, Triangle Peak, Tricouni Peak, Vesper Peak, Mount Wrather,


Auke Recreation Area,

Mountain Passes:

Echo Pass, Igloo Pass,

Mountain Ranges:

Taku Range,


Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, The Horn, Icefall Spires, Juneau Ridge, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge,


Mendenhall River,


Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Black Bear Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Cove Creek, Duck Creek, Eagle Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Goat Creek, Gold Creek, Goose Creek, Granite Creek, Grant Creek, Groundhog Creek (historical), Hendrickson Creek, Ice Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Kowee Creek, Lake Creek, Lawson Creek, Lemon Creek, Lena Creek, Lurvey Creek, McGinnis Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Peterson Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Slate Creek, Snowslide Creek, Steep Creek, Switzer Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek, Windfall Creek,


Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Mount Roberts Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Peterson Creek Trail, Rainforest Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail,


Arctic Gulch, Death Valley, Dix Gulch, Geary Gulch, Gold Creek Valley, Grouse Gulch, Hardscrabble Gulch, Icy Gulch, Impregnable Basin, Lurvey Basin, Mendenhall Valley, Nugget Gulch, Prairie Basin, Prospect Gulch, Quartz Gulch (historical), Snowslide Gulch, Specimen Creek, Spring Gulch,


Auke (historical), Auke Bay, Fairhaven, Fish Creek (historical), Lemon Creek, Lena Beach, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, New Boston (historical), Starr Hill, Tsantikihin (historical), Vanderbilt Hill, West Juneau,


Alaska Chief Falls, Ebner Falls,