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Mendenhall Glacier Caves

Juneau, Alaska

Daredevils risk their lives to see the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier caves, The most popular cave collapsed in July 2014. Adventurers first kayak to the 12-mile-long glacier and then ice-climb to the caves inside. Recently, rising temperatures have caused the caverns to shrink to 1/3 of their original size, resulting in dramatic shifts of color inside. Scientists have even discovered ancient trees that have been frozen for 1,000 years, unearthed by the massive, receding glacier.

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