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HikingGreat!IcySnow

We hiked to Sky Pond today 4/18/21. Most everyone had spikes (we did) and poles, I would not recommend going up to Loch without spikes and poles. It gets very steep and the likelihood of sliding down is high. Hiking up the steep waterfall section was amazing and hard. Coming down we slid on our butts, which was fun and easier than trying to keep your balance, wear waterproof pants. The scenery was incredible, highly recommend!

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HikingGreat!Snow

Great trail. Some challenging sections where spikes are necessary and amazing views throughout. The snow was pretty packed so no need for floatation. Some people were in sneakers but were sliding around and likely couldn’t make it to the end.

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HikingGreat!

Hiked this trail June 2020. Amazing views! Had to climb up a small waterfall which made me nervous. Got a little wet but 100% worth it!

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Hiking

Dry trail. Very crowded on a Saturday

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HikingGreat!

Really fun hike up to the bridge. if you go across the bridge and head off to the left you will end up at a stream with an old wooden bridge across it. it's a nice little bonus to the hike besides the already awesome bridge.

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nicely maintained trail. there were a few families out with some little kids though but the kids weren't too bad. we did come across some mountain bikers but they were really polite and didn't come flying by with no warning and the ones that did fly by the gave us warning and called out how many more were behind them. some people would would walk up to my dogs and pet them without asking and one of dogs started getting overwhelmed and I had to ask them to stop. so if you have your dogs with you keep that in mind.

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Jared Sciarrotta reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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Hiking

Definitely challenging in the snow. Hit a good section of postholing in late January between the loch and sky point. Otherwise a beautiful winter hike

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Allison Vachon reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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HikingSnow

Hiked this trail on 4/14. Great trail! Well marked and packed down. Beautiful views throughout. Cloudy today but still worth the hike! Would definitely recommend spikes.

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Matthew Wolters reviewed Quail Hollow Trail
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Hiking

Good to get out.

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HikingIcyScrambleSnow

Went on 4/11. It was a great hike, but genuinely I wonder if some of the people saying they did this without micro spikes are telling the truth. At the very least they’d have to have hiking boots. Poles were very helpful, and you can just rent the micro spikes and poles for only $9! Trail was beautiful, a little scary closer to sky pond when you basically had to climb up on your hands and knees like a ladder. It was also a little challenging finding our way back from sky pond. Overall a great (lengthy) hike, good experience, but PLEASE PLEASE wear at least micro spikes. The poles were very helpful going down the scrambles around sky pond.

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Kelsey Davenport reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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HikingIcySnow

Microspikes are a must! My friends and I loved this hike but as we were descending from lake of glass, I tried sliding down a bit thinking I would be able to stop myself. Nope - ended up sliding over 50 feet down the waterfall and hit many rocks. I was really lucky I didn't get injured and was able to hike myself out! Take the descent super slowly, and I would recommend poles if you have them.

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Sean GARRISON reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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WalkingOff trailScrambleSnow

This was the best hike I’ve ever done in my life... the views at loch lake were insane and the scramble up to skypond made it feel like I was climbing a glacier with all of the snow. Spikes and poles were definitely necessary in some parts especially as you get higher. Not overly strenuous but had some tough and steep parts.

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4/10 - was an amazing hike! I suggest going early because the way down started to get a bit slushy and it was getting pretty slick. Once we got up to the top of Sky pond the winds were probably 60 MPH, we took our photo and walked back because the wind chill was just so intense. You absolutely need micro spikes for this. We were able to do it with out poles though. I suggest some waterproof pants as the climb down was slippery and we just decided to slide on our bums. All in all amazing hike and well worth the challenge!

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Cheyanne Ashe reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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HikingGreat!IcyScrambleSnow

4/10 7:30-3:30pm Snow packed until early afternoon. Made it just below glass lake where we decided to turn back after people watching and eating lunch. The scramble up to glass lake is no joke. I had yaktrax, but likely would have tried the ascend if I had spikes. I didn’t use my poles until the hike down once the trail became slushy and slippery. Absolutely beautiful and would recommend 10/10.

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Fatema Sabir reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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HikingScramble

Hiked this trail on 4/10. We got a late start at 11 AM and made it back to the car at 4 PM. I’d say spikes are definitely necessary but we did see a few people who made it to the top without them. The path was well traveled but where we lost the trail in a few spots, the AllTrails map was a godsend. Be VERY careful coming back down the side of the waterfall—my husband slipped and ended up sliding a good 30 feet and getting banged up by rocks along the way. It’s doable but be extra careful at this spot. Other than that, the weather was great and the views were incredible!

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Conrad Kabus reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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Rock climbingIcyScrambleSnow

Sunday 4/11 6:00 am-2:00 pm Pros: The views are are unparalleled! It’s amazing at sky pond and worth it! Con: You will need spikes, and to go slow the last 1/5 mile. It was frankly a little scary in areas, definitely for experienced climbers only.

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Bird watchingFeeIcyScrambleSnow

Completed on 4/9. Trail was gorgeous, pun intended. It was pretty darn windy at the top, and it was hard to make out the trail past the Loch in a couple places. HOWEVER: if you aren’t experienced, PLEASE use spikes and poles! My partner and I are fairly experienced, and the last 100 yards or so were absolutely terrifying with only one set of spikes between us. Two people fell at the top on the frozen waterfall and broke their ankles while we were there, and because of the remoteness and lack of cell service it is very hard to get help out there in any reasonable timeframe. One of them said that they had read all of the reviews saying you didn’t need spikes and while that may be true for the vast majority of the trail, unless you are very experienced, spikes will be absolutely necessary until late May or maybe June.

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