Ptarmigan Traverse country
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Looking south from a camp on the Eldorado Glacier. Prominent summits from left to right: Spider Mountain, Johannesberg, Formidable (sort of hidden behind J-berg), Dome Peak, One-eyed Bull & Spire, and Glacier Peak. The deep dark vast gorge at lower right is the South Cascade River canyon, a fine example of a North Cascades wilderness valley. The old trail that goes up this valley through “Box Canyon” and on to the South Cascade Glacier is tough to follow but very much worth the effort, if you have a taste for virgin old-growth, waterfalls, self-reliant navigation, and considerable suffering.
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