Nugget Falls Cascading into Mendenhall Lake near Juneau, Alaska - Encircle Photos

5 Nugget Falls Cascading into Mendenhall Lake near Juneau, Alaska

As the Nugget Glacier melts, forming Nugget Creek, the water rushes down a mountain within the Tongrass National Forest until it plummets 377 feet during two stages into Mendenhall Lake. The result is a spectacular roar of mist. From there, the fresh water joins with the runoff of Mendenhall Glacier and travel towards the Mendenhall River. This eventually empties into the Inside Passage of the Pacific Ocean.

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Mendenhall Glacier Interpretive Visitor Center E Glacier Trail, Juneau, AK 99801

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