In the picture below the lake, of the avalanche path, those mountain peaks are at least 3,000 feet above us. Every slope of the mountains seemed to have those slices of cleared trees through them, where bushes are now growing. Meaning avalanches happen quite often up there!
Above the old growth forest, we continued driving on the logging road for another 5 to 6 km and we came to a large parking area. I wish I had taken some pictures of the trucks in that lot. They were nearly all surrounded by chicken wire. Apparently porcupines are a problem up there – they will gnaw on brake cables and tires and whatnot. After getting out of the car and walking around, we quickly discovered Gibson Lake. This is a large but shallow lake under the glacier area.