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Arriving in Juneau @ 2:00 PM - Worth it to go to Mendenhall?


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We are sailing in late September and our ship arrives in port at 2:00 PM and sunset is at 6:47 PM. Will that be enough time to enjoy the destination and hike down to the falls? We will be taking an independent transportation option and not booking through the cruise line to give us more time there.

 

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We went on a Whale Watching/Mendenhall Glacier excursion last September - we arrived at 1pm. Did the whale watching first and had plenty of daylight left to hike to Nugget Falls and than back to the visitor's center before returning to the docks around 7 and have dinner at Tracy's and a little shopping at Taku

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We went on a Whale Watching/Mendenhall Glacier excursion last September - we arrived at 1pm. Did the whale watching first and had plenty of daylight left to hike to Nugget Falls and than back to the visitor's center before returning to the docks around 7 and have dinner at Tracy's and a little shopping at Taku

 

Oh awesome! That’s very good to hear! Thank you!

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its a "long" sunset here. You will be fine as long as the trail is open. The rangers have been closing it a lot due to bear and wolf activity (yes, wolves). We've had about 7 or 8 dogs killed this year from the animals so far, so the FS/PS is being a bit more conservative than usual about trail closures.

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its a "long" sunset here. You will be fine as long as the trail is open. The rangers have been closing it a lot due to bear and wolf activity (yes, wolves). We've had about 7 or 8 dogs killed this year from the animals so far, so the FS/PS is being a bit more conservative than usual about trail closures.

 

That’s very good to know! Thank you! Hopefully we’ll be there on a good day and the trail will be open. I hope no more dogs are killed! That’s very sad.

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