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Out of the 13 of us, only two wanted to come with me up the four mile trail last February to see how far we could make it before reaching the closed section. We gave up after trying to cross our fourth mini avalanche with all of our camera gear. This shot was taken on the way back. We must have shot for at least 40 minutes in this one spot before it hit us that it was still two miles back to the valley floor and we would have to negotiate the snow covered trail back down in the dark. Doh! Plenty of incredible vistas from up there and the hike is highly recommended!

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