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hiking
7 hours ago

It is one of my favorite hike. It is a fun hike with rock scramble, scree, and an ICE CAVE at the end for all your effort.

The most important thing is to find your point of entry to the ice cave trail that splits from west glacier trail. The first view point sign that you see, turn right and then make a left down a rocky terrain. There should be a "1940" glacier retreat sign in front of the trail. After defending that rocky terrain, that is where the fun starts.

The trail is well mark with ribbons and the glacier retreat year sign. The trail is well traveled so you can spot the trail. Coming back might be a little trail searching in the beginning. Since there is a good proportion of the trail is rock exposure, wear good traction boots and watch out for rain. A little rain is find but a down pour might have you slipping.

I hiked a lot and was able to carry my 2 year son on a carrier and use my hand once on a upclimb rock scramble. So it is doable for every hiker and even the beginner. Just take some time and don't get intimidated.

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13 hours ago

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hiking
1 day ago

Amazing trail! STEEP. The trail head will say 2 mile round trip. I'm not so sure that's accurate. Ever step is worth the views at the top though. Brin bug spray or nets if you have them. Also some good binoculars would be great.

Made it to the flag, but evidently you can keep going (a group of young men kept walking down the trail/ridge. Not sure how far they got). Went the day after it had rained; the least fun part was the initial ascent through the trees. The rest was pretty good, with a few small foot hold issues going up the rocky peak with switchbacks (near the flag). Didn't feel unsafe at all, though. The views were great, saw/heard 3 golden eagles, lots of arctic ground squirrels. Be careful as there was a bear protecting a moose kill on August 5th (it was no longer there when I went, but there's obviously bears that will go up there, so just be aware. Once you get up the peaks it's easy to see everything around you).

trail running
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

5.3 mile loop around the lake many good views.

loved it

great short hike to do any day of the week...