I also learned about the area and the people who live there - the culture, the art. The gold mining, which I actually didn't realize took place there and the various forms of gold mining.
It was truly inspiring. I hope I have the opportunity to go back some day.
full view at Mendenhall Glacier
hiking in the mountains
an entrance to a closed down gold mine
and more hiking
Herbert the Glacier
do you see the eagle!?
from the Shrine
Dahlias at the Botanical Gardens
The Shrine viewed from the Botanical Gardens
an area where people could pan for gold