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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Default Juneau - Is Mendenhall Glacier a MUST if we've already walked on one at McKinley?

Hello, we're going on a 7-day Princess Cruise next June/July from Anchorage to Vancouver.

We're planning to get to Anchorage 2 days early and spend some time in the mountains (Denali State Park & Talkeetna) including hiking & taking a helicopter ride to walk on a glacier on Mt. McKinley.

Then the first 2 days of the cruise are "scenic cruising" through glaciers including Glacier National Park.

I have been told that the Whale Watching AND Mendenhall Glacier are the TWO must-see's in Juneau. But is this still true, if we've already walked on one, and seen them from the cruise ship?

We will DEFINITELY do a whale watch cruise. But we're thinking about skipping the stop at Mendenhall, in favor of more time for: brewery/tram/walk around town on our own. We're only at that port for about 9hrs (compared to 13 in Skagway).

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