Juneau, Alaska, US
Alpine Zipline, Axe Throwing & Mendenhall Glacier Adventure
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Approximately 5½ Hours
Experience the thrill of 'flying' through the Alaska rain forest before visiting the majestic Mendenhall Glacier on this incredible eco-adventure you'll never forget
Journey to the heart of the Tongass National Forest and the Eaglecrest ski area. Explore this beautiful, remote setting in an alpine rain forest, surrounded by mountain views and rushing streams. Your guides are naturalists, ready to share their knowledge of the local flora and fauna.
An expert guide will help you gear up with a harness and navigate along a series of zip-lines and a suspension bridge, never leaving the treetops. Top-of-the-line gear is supplied and no hand-braking is required, allowing your hands to be free to take pictures or video while you zip. Beneath you is the wide-open wilderness, old-growth forest, pristine mountain views and rushing streams. Return to reality in a railing-enclosed tree-house to comfortably take in the scenery. Your knowledgeable guides share facts about the flora and fauna.
Next up is some good, old-fashioned axe-throwing -- a favorite Alaska pastime and a heap of fun.
Back at the cozy lodge, settle down to an artisan picnic lunch while watching a slide show of the pictures taken during your tour.
Relax and enjoy a scenic, narrated drive to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. At this monumental attraction, discover the splendor of the thirteen-mile-long river of ice on an extended self-guided tour. Walk the nearby trails to a rushing waterfall along an iceberg dotted lake or venture to photo points to capture the amazing views of Mendenhall Glacier and surrounding mountain peaks. Talk with the US Forest Service Rangers and be on the lookout for bears, eagles and other wildlife in the area.
Return to the ship with excellent memories of this tour that's fun for all and a great way to experience Juneau.
Please note: Minimum age is 8 years. Minimum weight is 70 lbs; maximum weight is 250 lbs. Participants must be comfortable with heights, able to walk up 50 steps and be on their feet for several hours. Not advisable for pregnant women, guests prone to seizures, or those with neck or back problems. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. There are gravel trails, steps and uneven surfaces. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. You will have a chance to lock up personal belongings before the zip-line. Wear warm, layered clothing; closed-toe hiking/walking shoes are mandatory. Sandals and slip-on shoes are not allowed. A ride-along observer ticket can be purchased on board for guests that wish to accompany their family or friends but do not want to participate in the zip-line activity. Tour operator is authorized under special use permit to access the Tongass National Forest.