There are lots of "umbrella" trees along the first part of the trail.

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05/30/09 - A Short Walk Up The Switchback Trail

It may be too soon to be climbing the Switchback Trail to Klahane Ridge, but the signs are promising. If nothing else, the first couple of hundred feet of the trail are clear of snow. You can tell that the soil in this area is unstable, because a lot of the trees are bent like umbrella handles. You can also tell that the snow is melting, because the little streams are full of water. We're going to grab our Yak Trax and give it a go some time in the next few days, weather permitting.

A curtain of drips

The ridge beckons.

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Another interlude

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