by Ron Adkison & David Wortman (Falcon Guides)
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The views are spectacular from the moment you step out of your car. We continued on up to Sahale Arm and thought it was well worth the extra effort for the views of Doubtful Lake and the Sahale Glacier. There were quite a few people by the afternoon, but who can blame them on a perfect summer weekend day.
We arrived shortly after sunrise and hiked in early morning light. There was 2-3 inches of fresh snow at the pass. Even though it was cold and windy, the views on this clear morning were spectacular. At the Pass you are surrounded by jagged, snow dusted peaks; glaciers, and incredible panoramas. I would highly recommend this hike. Watch for ice on the trail -- there were some slippery spots. The trail up Sahale Arm was closed due to wintery conditions.
Trail starts through forest with a lot of elevation gain strewn over countless switchbacks. Very crowded trail. Climbs up into wonderful alpine meadows with grand views. Can hear ice falling off mountainside on way up.Spectacular.
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