Glacier Peak Wilderness - Day 9
We needed to make a decision when we woke up. We needed to take one of two mountain passess to reach the parking lot were aiming for. Both involved a lot of climbing, but while one was a relatively well known trail, the other involved about 2 kilometers of off-trail hiking over boulders. According to the older couple we met before, the off-trail option was the prettiest of the two, as it would pass next to a glacier and several lakes. As Diane had been pushing herself to the limit nearly every day, we decided to take the slightly easier option, which would still involve 4 hours of climbing.