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Old June 20th, 2004, 11:55 AM
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Default Mendenhall or Misty Fjords?

We are on the Sun Princess 8/23 -- 7 of us, 4 adults and 3 kids ages 8-14. We want to do ONE flightseeing excursion. Which is better -- Mendenhall, or Misty Fjords?

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Old June 21st, 2004, 12:14 AM
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Default Re: Mendenhall or Misty Fjords?

Mendenhall glacier isn't the only excellent glacier on the Juneau icefield- just the most known. You can do better pricewise going with Coastal rather than TEMSCO perhaps- who has the permits for Mendenhall. But to answer- a glacier helicopter landing is my TOP choice of tour in Alaska. Floatplanes are great too and some of your choice may depend on your flying experience, but the glaicer helicopter landing wins for me.
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Old June 21st, 2004, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: Re: Mendenhall or Misty Fjords?

Thanks for the tip. I called Coastal and we have a reservation. Another question -- is there any advantage to going in the afternoon vs the morning or vice versa? Is there morning mist or afternoon wind that's pretty typical?
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Old June 21st, 2004, 09:29 PM
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how do I get in touch with Coastal??
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 08:10 AM
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Default Re: Mendenhall or Misty Fjords?

Fog can happen ANYTIME. I like to book for morning flights, only my preference. Go with what fits your schedule best. www.coastalhelicopters.com
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Old June 25th, 2004, 10:53 PM
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Default Re: Mendenhall or Misty Fjords?

The aerial views of Misty Fjords are beautiful

http://www.cruise-forums.com/gallery...ynolds&match=1

Scorll to Alaska
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Old July 5th, 2004, 11:17 PM
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Default Re: Mendenhall or Misty Fjords?

watch the weather carefully...if inclement weather is in the works...go for Juneau...However the misty's I have been to 8 seperate times. Beyond gorgeous and saw a ton of bears and wild goats. If the weather is bad, they don;t fly.
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Old July 6th, 2004, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Mendenhall or Misty Fjords?

Mendenhall is a drive up glacier, while Misty Fjords is fly or float. Perhaps you could do the bus tour to Mendenhall and a fly trip to Misty Fjords? That's how I've done it.
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Old July 7th, 2004, 06:43 AM
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Default Re: Mendenhall or Misty Fjords?

There is a big difference from a face view and above view of any glacier.
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Old July 7th, 2004, 10:24 AM
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I just returned from Alaska yesterday. I recommend the glacier helicopter tour over Misty Fjords. Misty Fjords was pretty but similar scenery to Yosemite and other national parks. The glacier helicopter tour was special and much more exciting.
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