Glacial Terrain

At the 3.4 mile mark, the trail becomes a rocky meander through a massive glacial debris slope. From this elevation, at 6,700 feet, landmarks from the early portions of the trail seem tiny - such as Ruddy Hill, whose red slopes are now a tiny feature in the right center of this view. This portion of the trail is snow covered for all but two months of the year, and for most summer hikers, represents a traverse across a large snowfield.

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