The Mendenhall ice caves are a wonder to behold.
NOTE: The Mendenhall ice Caves are always changing, collapsing and re-forming. You might not be able to walk in them, or they may not be formed.
WARNING: ice caves can collapse – Hike at your own risk.
Trail Time: Hike – 6 to 8 hours | Boat +/- 2 hour and 30 minutes to cave.
Trail Distance: 7 miles total.
Trail Difficulty: Mod./Hard
Trail Head: West Glacier Trail
Dangers: Parts of trail poorly marked, Hypothermia, Getting crushed, Drowning.
Tips: GPS, Layers, Metal Cleats, Extra Water. Boat: Beach your boat at the left side of the glacier, there is a small sandy beach. Its a few hundred yards across the stream, and up the ice (its steep, cleats recommend). Go up the ice towards the mountain/stream. The entrance is where the stream enters the glacier.