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Snowfield Peak/Neve Glacier

From Pyramid Lk TH, mp 126.8, mostly easy-to-follow trail or boot track all the way to where our party of six camped at 5400', which was last snow-free area barely large enough for our number of tents, with pooled water near by. Skeeters aplenty, head nets would've been nice. Colonial Glacier lake was melted enough to require going around high on rock slabs on east side; glacier had almost no exposed crevasses. Neve Glacier had plenty of exposed crevasses but was easy to navigate on west side. Snowfield rock ridge was snow/ice-free when we arrived ~12 noon, and careful travel on the loose bits minimized rockfall. The notch mentioned in the beta is clearly visible from the base of the ridge, looks like a substantial cleft on the northeast side of the summit block. We ascended the ridge on boot track, which forks into the cleft/notch at its base. The 40' downclimb from the notch towards the remainder of the summit trail appears quite steep but has decent holds. Both leaders agreed this summit block is appropriate only for those with solid exposed rock scramble skills, and only when dry and snow/ice-free.