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Glacier Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 413' 126 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 10,880' 3,316 m
Low: 10,468' 3,191 m

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Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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A continuation of the Bristlecone Grove Trail, this trail leads to the Wheeler Peak Glacier.

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After leaving behind the Bristlecone Grove Trail, this trail continues the ascent into the Wheeler Peak cirque until ending at the foot of the Wheeler Peak glacier. The trail isn't overly difficult, but runners will notice the ascent. This is a rock glacier, so don't expect that iconic looking giant slab of ice. Though the ice is there, it is mixed with, and partially covered by, tons of rock. This is one of the southernmost glaciers in the U.S. and the only glacier in Nevada.

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Checking out Nevada's only Glacier, beneath Wheeler Peak.
Sep 24, 2015 near Baker, NV
Bristlecone Pine.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
Bristlecone Pine branch.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
View of the peaks.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
View of the Rock Glacier and Wheeler Peak.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
Bristlecone Pine.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV

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