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Photo: Visiting the falls

Visitors to Mendenhall Lake walk to and from Nugget Falls on Monday.
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...instantly recognized the area as Middle Basin, one of the drainages off Heintzelman Ridge that feeds into Nugget Creek and Nugget Falls, the gushing waterfall to the right of the glacier.Main guessed correctly that Lam was probably 2,8000 to 3,000...
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...
Broken sensor causes flooding false alarm

...agencies are preparing for a flood. The U.S. Forest Service said it might close down the Mendenhall Campground, Nugget Falls Trail, Photo Point Trail and the road to Skaters Cabin if water levels rise high enough, according to a previous Empire...
Authorities monitor Suicide Basin for flooding

...asked to stay away from the face of the glacier, and hikers should watch for waves from calving at the terminus of Nugget Falls. People living anywhere along the river corridor are being encouraged to think about personal plans for flooding and...
Photo: Taking in the view

Spencer Holt, 13, right, and Tyler Weldon, 13, enjoy the view from their perch after biking to Nugget Falls at the Mendenhall Glacier Friday.
Suicide Basin water levels rising

...said they might close down the Mendenhall Campground, Nugget Falls Trail, Photo Point Trail and the road to Skaters Cabin...from calving and to "play it safe" at the terminus of Nugget Falls. The city advises anyone living along the river corridor...
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...a rock in the foreground."I started this one on site. Myself and my son-in-law paddled past the waterfall, Nugget Falls. You go for a fair distance and there's a really nice beach on the right, a great place to camp. At that time, Mendenhall...
USFS: Use caution when visiting Mendenhall Lake, Glacier

...glacier face," Orr said. "Hikers should watch for waves from calving and be aware of water conditions if on the Nugget Falls Trail. Mendenhall Campground and Nugget Creek Trail may be closed if officials determine the water is rising to a critical...
On the Trails: Happy endings half a mile away. Together again!On the way to Nugget Falls, the trail passes through a little canyon on a raised...more folks (including me) wended their way out to Nugget Falls and back again. Sometimes there was an almost constant...


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