Palisades Glacier trail to Mt Sill

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Palisades trailhead

Palisades trailhead

Palisades trailhead


Split Mt from Big Pine

The Palisades from Big Pine

Ridges before the Palisades


Ridges before the Palisades

Glacier Lodge down below

Mt Gayley and Mt Sill begin to appear

Mt Gayley and Mt Sill begin to appear


Picnic area down below

Junction with the Lower Trail (that goes to the Lodge)

Junction with the Lower Trail (that goes to the Lodge)

The Palisades in the distance
The First Lake

The Second Lake

The Third Lake and Mt Sill behind it


The Third Lake as the trail goes up

The Meadow

Meadow and Mt gayley

To the glacier


Meadow from above

Mt Gayley, Mt Sill and Palisades

Mt Sill and Palisades

The three lakes


The first three lakes

The other lakes across the mountain

The other lakes across the mountain


The trail to the glacier

The trail to the glacier

Mt Sill appears beyond the ridge

The Palisades glacier is visible from the ridge


North Palisade

Lake of the glacier below

Mt Sill, V Notch, U Notch, North Palisade


Panoramic view of the Palisades (click to enlarge)


Getting there involves coasting the crater over talus rock and then finding a way to cross the ice to the left without slipping down

The route: when the scree ended, i worked my way up the dark strip, then moved to the right to another much thinner strip that leads to the narrow stairs to Glacier Notch


The stairs to Glacier Notch

The stairs to Glacier Notch

The stairs to Glacier Notch

The glacier behind me


Mt Gayley from Glacier Notch

Mt Sill and Apex Peak

The eastern side


Towards the L Coloir

Towards the L Coloir

Towards the L Coloir

Click here for Glacier Notch to the top


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