Sunday, May 6, 2012

50 Years at the Glacier

Icebergs often have a beautifully sculptural appearance.
This one seems to pay homage to the Center
while drifting through Mendenhall Lake.
In 1962, the US Forest Service built its very first visitor center--with an unbeatable view of the massive Mendenhall Glacier.

50 years later, we celebrated the oldest center with a film premiere, apple pie, and good company...

Director Ron Marvin greets a group of visitors.
Those windows provide a panoramic view of Mendenhall Glacier & Lake
and Nugget Falls as well as the surrounding peaks.

Friends of the Center add warmth to the evening with some apple pie.
Many locals fondly remember the pie shop that stood in the Center well into the 1970s.

Two guests discuss the new Tongass/Chugach banners

Mendenhall Glacier lies just beyond a forest of icebergs
(Photo by District Ranger Marti Marshall)

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