13. I'm just below Shelf Lake now and the "trail" has leveled off quite a bit. Looking back you get a sense of how steep that climb was. I'm nearly 1000 feet above Glacier Creek now. When I returned to this spot on the way down, I looked over the edge and thought to myself; holy cow, I climbed up that!
This is the second time I have hiked to Solitude Lake. The other thing I realized at this spot was that I didn't come this way the last time. Last time I remember having to negotiate a tricky spot that I didn't find this time.