For the first 3.2 miles of the out-and-back trail, we zigzagged up the switchbacks taking in the soaring mountain vistas across the valley to the mountain pass. We heard a rumble at one point and looked over towards a glacier to witness a truck-sized piece of glacier crack off the main piece tumbling a thousand feet down through a waterfall and to it’s resting place. What a rare sight!
We then headed up above treeline for 2.5 miles while circumventing the cobalt blue Doubtful Lake down below. Massive marmots peppered the trail (as well as equally massive pestering horse flies) as we scrambled the boulder fields to our final destination at the bottom of the Sahale Glacier.