Contest #822: Mendenhall Glacier and Lake near Juneau, Alaska, US

Contest 822 took us north to the Mendenhall Glacier on the outskirts of Juneau, Alaska, a popular tourist spot. It’s one of the few glaciers you can easily reach from a city on a short drive. Of course, first, you’ll have to either get a car to Juneau or rent one there, because there is no road that connects Juneau with the rest of Alaska or Canada.

The glacier’s shink rate is increasing quite rapidly. From 1500 until 2000, the terminus of the glacier had retreated about 2.5 miles. From 2000 to 2021, that rate had increased to about 160 feet per year, but from August 2021 to August 2022, the terminus had moved back 800 feet.

Found while they could before the hint:

  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Garfield
  • Graham Hedley
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Andreas Meister
  • Angie CF

After the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal