The short documentary film was shoot on July 9th at 9:30 in the morning. I packed my kayak on my car and journeyed to the Mendenhall Lake only to find the police barricading the road. The city had ordered that the glacier be locked down and would not let me launch my kayak in the lake to document the flooding event. I looked at the Lock-down Zone on the map and found that the Dredge Lake Area was outside the restricted zone. I walked the Dredge Lake trails and bush-whacked thru the tundra, until I found myself waist deep in the flood. By noon most of the Mendenhall Dredge Lake area was flooded. The forest floor was a silty frothy eerie white, still with glacial water flooding the trees.
Two days later when the restricted lake was opened again, I kayaked to the Mendenhall Glacier to document the recent flood spewing out from under the ice. I found a large glacier ice cave that stretched for hundreds of yards into the heart of the glacier. I trekked as far as I could into the cave, filming the water flowing thru and under the glacier. It was truly a magnificent and thrilling event. The blue glacier ice cave collapsed the next day.