Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 2: Down a Pass, Across a Valley, and Crossing the Trident Glacier

We all woke up feeling re-freshed, plus we were only about 1/4 mile to the pass which is a nice way to start a day. From there it was mellow spongy walking across broad sloping valleys.



We debated where to cross the Trident glacier as we paralleled it for miles. It looked cleaner and smoother up high, but the lateral morraine looked unappealing to travel on down to the next valley....When we were directly across from the valley we wanted to go into, we crossed the Trident.



There is no such thing as walking a straight line on a glacier, some unexpected obstacle always pops up. The crossing was relatively straight forward despite the zig-zags, just time consuming.


We finally made it across the glacier and crossed into another valley, with a low flowing creek and an amazingly flat spot perfect for our mega mid. Unsure of what we would find above us we all were content to stop right there.

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