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Photo: Raining at Nugget Falls

Virginia McNamara of St. Louis, Missouri, looks out over Mendenhall Lake after a hike out to see Nugget Falls on Wednesday. Heavy rains have swollen local lakes and rivers including a large amount at Nugget Falls.
Forest Service reopens Nugget Falls trail

The Nugget Falls trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center has reopened for hikers. Although the end of the trail near the falls is still...
On the Trails: Strolling in the March sunshine

...their eyelids (mind you, that is quite fine, too!).One gloriously sunny morning I strolled with a friend out to Nugget Falls on a blissfully ice-free trail. Two mountain goats were visible on the ledges on the far side of the falls, and...
No sign of person who shouted for help at glacier

...East Glacier Trail is a popular, well-maintained hiking and biking route that leads to the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls waterfall. It's easily accessible from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The mountains that surround the glacier...
On the Trails: As winter falls away, bears, hooters, mountain goats appear again

...shoots of skunk cabbage to emerge from the muck were eagerly cropped by deer.Mountain goats are back on the ledges near Nugget Falls. Beavers never really quit working this "winter" but got busy every time the temperatures rose and the ice weakened...
Nugget Falls trail nears completion

The new trail at Nugget Falls has had a long journey to completion, but is almost there with a spring finish in sight. The trail has been a long-standing...
Path likely to be built to Nugget Falls

...Mendenhall Glacier that'll make it easier to reach Nugget Falls in warmer months has moved about as fast as, well...tourists to the glacier each year will kick in some money. Nugget Falls is easily accessible during the winter when Mendenhall...
Ascending apparitions of ice

Nugget Falls dumps frigid water through the thin ice...most of the rock face, ice climbing on Nugget Falls was still possible. Hikers and skiers...Gordon reflects on his recent climb up Nugget Falls as one that was hardly without its risks...
Photo: Balancing act

...Cross work on a raised walkway at the trailhead of the Nugget Falls Trail Monday. The section will complete the three year process of building the .8 mile trail to Nugget Falls from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. The raised...
Masters of the mountains

...goats. March is often a good time to see them near Nugget Falls or across the lake on the big rock peninsula at the...Finally, on this day, I got lucky. There, just beyond Nugget Falls, was the elusive white beast. But wait - this one...


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