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It's only when you get to the lower lookout does the adventure begin. Take the trail right up the side of the valley wall to a waterfall and cave. Then continue up to the upper plateau for amazing views of the glacier and valley. Watch out for a fast running stream that can be difficult to traverse between the cave and the plateau. To get down, go to the opposite side of the plateau to try the north face back down. Be cautious of the scree and loose gravel in a steep decline back down to the lookout. The extra hiking to the plateau likely added 2 hrs but well worth it.
One of the hardest trails that I did. Going uphill since the beginning, around 8-9 hours hike. Beautiful landscape, and worth the persistence to get to the top. Bring winter clothes as the summit can be windy and rainy dropping drastically the temperature.