Glacier Lake has no creeks feeding into it. It is in fact the source of
Canyon Creek, the tributary of the South Yuba River that I had been following.
Therefore, crossing the Black Buttes here above Glacier Lake marked the end
of the first, three-day leg of my journey. I was now less than a day away from
the Pacific Crest Trail, which is of course a major thoroughfare, ferrying hikers
all the way between the Mexican and Canadian borders. Once on the PCT, there
would be no more bushwacking and cross-countrying. I would just sail on down
south to the Tahoe Rim Trail, the recently completed 160-mile loop around
Lake Tahoe, which runs right behind my house.