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Unique Penomena Glaciers in Mendenhall Ice Cave, Alaska

This amazing glacier is a conservation area included in Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area and Tongass National Forest. The Mendenhall glacier is also known as Sitaantaagu.

IPHEDIA.com - Mendenhall ice cave is one amazing natural phenomena that can be found in Alaska, United States. This ice cave is part Mendenhall Glacier covering an area of ​​19 kilometers. It is located in Mendenhall Valley near city of Juneau, southeastern Alaska.

This amazing glacier is a conservation area included in Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area and Tongass National Forest. Mendenhall glacier is also known by name Sitaantaagu which means 'glacier behind city' or Aak'wtaaksit which means 'glacier behind a small lake'.

Behind extent Mendenhall Glacier is a very large and unique ice cave. This place can be accessed by boat. Anyone who wants to witness Mendenhall Ice Cave must first climb the glacier hill, because this ice cave is located beneath the Mendenhall glacier. The scenery inside was very beautiful, as if like being in another world.

In the cave, you can see various forms water cycle at same time. You can also see beautiful water flowing above ceiling that looks like a blue glass tunnel, bluish ice cubes, and a beautiful little waterfall. Here, you will definitely feel like in a marine park aquarium.

Unfortunately, this ice cave is increasingly threatened by its existence due to the effects of global warming. Increase in temperature causes cave which is composed a layer of ice is slowly melting. (as/ip)

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