Photos of Sunshine Meadows, Simpson Pass, and Healy Pass

Distance: 12.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,883 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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hiking
3 months ago

I’m glad I started at 7 am as I missed the Healy Pass trail head and ended up hiking 4 miles up the service road to the top. But I’m glad I did because I ended up taking the Twin Cairns trail to Simpson Pass and the scenery was amazing, especially at Rock Isle. I got snowed and rained on but the views of the mountains with low hanging clouds were priceless. I ended up not going all the way up Healy Pass because at this point I had already hiked 13 miles. The track down Healy Pass was boring and by the time I got to sunshine village I hiked 18 miles but worth it.