Today we were excited to be taking a photo tour with professionals. The tour left a little late because all the helicopter tours were being canceled due to the low dense fog. We gained a few extra people with our very small tour of about 12 people.
Our first stop was to visit the incredible Mendenhall Glacier. Lucky for us once we got there the fog started to lift a bit and gave us a higher overhead so we were able to get some decent shots of the glacier. It was breathtaking. We couldn't stop staring, Cyndi said she could have been happy just staying here and taking photos all day. There were many interesting chunks of ice in the lake We took the Moraine Ecology Trail near the Mendenhall Glacier where we saw gorgeous greenery, rivers and waterfalls. There were beaver dams and a couple dozen salmon in the streams. Way to quickly we were told it was time to leave so we grabbed a self-portrait and headed back to the van. During this portion of the tour we were glad to have eluded the rain.
When we made it back to the tour bus there was one final stop at an overlook for a photo opportunity of our ship at the dock. Everyone loaded up on the bus for the last time and we headed back to the port.
The moment we made it back on board we rushed the stairs taking them two by two so as to warm up our bodies and dove head first into a HOT shower. We loved seeing all the fantastic sites in Juneau however the biting cold along with the soaking rain did us in.