24 Jul Day 6 – Gorgeous Glaciers
Easily our hardest day of the trip. We started earlier than usual at 6:30 AM. I never have trouble getting ready before others and I had plenty of time for my coffee and oatmeal with blueberries. We started the day with a long switchback climb and ended the day with a hot dusty climb through fireweed and burned forest to Spectacle Lake. We didn’t finish up hiking until after 7 PM. Matt and I hiked ahead at the beginning and the end of the day. We really moved out on the ascents.
Along the way we were treated to the most spectacular views yet of jagged mountain tops draped in snowfields, glaciers, and waterfalls.