Have you been out to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center lately? Summer weather, bears, and sockeye salmon provide great wildlife viewing opportunities, so it’s a happening place. On a typical day the Center may host some 4,000 people. These people are visitors from cruise ships and ferries; they’re your visiting friends and relatives; they’re your neighbors and you. We all come to marvel at the beauty of the glacier, ask why the ice is blue, and be enthralled with the wild bears, salmon, beavers, and porcupines in the area.