After a while I could see the end of the glacier about 5 km ahead. I estimated that it will just take another 1.5 hours to have successfully managed the 2nd glacier on my journey. It was very easy to walk and I expected the glacier to end like it has started with more or less easy descent at the glacier mouth back to solid, that is non-icy, ground.
However, things turned out to be very different. Approaching the end of the glacier, I realized that the glacier has completely collapsed about 1km ahead of its mouth leaving behind huge ice blocks separated by deep and wide cracks.
This area was totally impassable and I had to leave the glacier at its south side to its southern side moraine. This was not much better either. The ground was very wet, muddy, and unstable with lots up and down parts. The ground was partly like fresh concrete making it very difficult to traverse.
Sometimes, I was stuck up to my knees in wet mud having difficulties getting my boots back out of the mud. This was the most difficult terrain of the whole journey and that part lasted for roughly one kilometer. It took probably 1 hour still, till I reached the end of the glacier and found a suitable dry enough campsite on top of a sandbank south of the river leaving the glacier mouth.
Finally, after about 29km I have finished the glacier section. The usual routine kicked in in setting up the tent, exchanging clothes, preparing food, and so on and finally starting to sleep. I was very exhausted and tired. Consequently, the day’s end approached very fast, leaving no time for the usual things I do normally before closing the eyes, like having another look at the surroundings, checking the maps, or even do some excursions to locations nearby. Nothing like that today. I was too tired but satisfied.
The few observations of the valley ahead indicated no big problems ahead. From the south side a river came down the mountains, but seen from a distance, I did not expect problems crossing it. With that in mind I started to sleep.