July to September
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Relatively easy hike with spectacular views of Elbow and access to one of only a few south facing glaciers
@Micha: This link http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/m... says it's about 8 miles and starts at Pioneer Horse Camp.
@Kim: How about hiking in this trail in spring? Is it possible?
The highway is closed until June 15th. If you start at the Elbow Pass Day Use Area it's only 8 km return. It's a fairly easy hike. I haven't encountered any black flies on my hikes. I have had a bad deer fly bite though.