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Glacier Peak is Washington State's fourth highest summit and most remote of the state's major volcanoes. Although having over a dozen glaciers, this peak is much less glaciated than Rainier, Adams and Baker, due to its eastern location.
White Chuck Road was the shortest and most popular approach, but floods in 2003 wiped it out and may still be closed.
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Gerdine Ridge/Cool Glacier Easy Snow Snow, Alpine, 3000'
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Gerdine Ridge/Cool Glacier Easy Snow WA : Northwest Region : ... : Glacier Peak
The crux of this route is the approach. Bring your best route finding skills with you. It would be hard to describe so I've included a few photos. Basically, from White Pass, on the PCT, hike the Foam Creek trail for 1 1/2 to 2 miles. Cross the ridge at a knoll to the North and cross the basin in front of you to reach Glacier Gap.You have to zig and zag, up and down, over a lot of snowy terrain....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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