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Trail of Time

Trail of Time
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         Seasons: Spring through Fall
 Difficulty: Easy
 Activity: Hiking
 Length: 0.5 Miles

 Nearest Town: Juneau

 USGS Quads: Juneau B-2 NW

 How to Get There:
Take Egan Drive/Glacier Highway to Mendenhall Loop Road. Off Mendenhall Loop Road, follow Glacier Spur Road and signs to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

 Managed by:
USDA Forest Service
Alaska Region (R-10)
709 W. 9th Street
P.O. Box 21628
Juneau, AK 899802-1628

 Web Links:
Trail of Time, Tongass National Forest
Trail Description:
Walking this trail is like walking through time. As you walk away from the glacier you pass through changes in the landscape that correspond to the length of time that has passed since the glacier's retreat. First noticed is the bare rocks, lichens and mosses near the visitor center. Then a new forest of willow, alder and cottonwoods is present. Later Sitka spruce and even a few western hemlock are noticeable in the last half of the trail.

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