This is a great chance to explore a glacier: Early season melting leaves the Root Glacier relatively snow-free by the end of May. It's easy to access, but if you've never been on a glacier, be careful—lots of people scamper up the first hill, but without the proper footwear, they can't make it back down. (If there's any doubt, hire a guide.) Of course, experienced glacier travelers should bring their glacier gear and explore. Up the Root Glacier you'll find pools, waterfalls, crevasses, moulins, and other gorgeous features. Bring extra layers—it gets windy and cool.
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- Coordinates: 61.57667, -142.902