Enchantment Lakes

June 2014

Calling
Calling in our shuttle
At
At Stuart Lake trailhead
Crossing
Crossing the wilderness boundary. I guess we're out of dodge for real now.
Mountaineer
Mountaineer Creek
Giant
Giant beetle
A
A white flowery explosion
A
A pile of giant matchsticks
Colchuck
Colchuck Lake
Yup,
Yup, we're still using this old tent. Keeping the Moyles family dry since 1999.
Room
Room with a view
One
One of these old rainy days
White
White pine
Our
Our splurge for this trip, the best little lantern in Texas.
Mountain
Mountain selfie
This
This was our buddy in camp. He tried really hard to dine with us.
Root
Root stairs
Whiteout
Whiteout in the upper basin, blowing 20+ in the valley here. Going to wait it out.
Still
Still storming
A
A toasty nap before dinner
Storm
Storm clouds over Colchuck
There
There were a few characters who spoke to us during our layover. This is the Elder
The
The Goblin
The
The Baron
El
El Rhinoceros
Captain
Captain Aardvark
Senior
Senior Elephante
Storm
Storm breaking around midnight
Sunshine
Sunshine and rainbows, music to mine ears. Gearing up to ascend Aasgard Pass
Colchuck
Colchuck disappears in the distance
The
The Dragon
Enchantment
Enchantment Peaks to the East of us
Yellow
Yellow flowers in the rocks
On
On top of the world
Dragontail
Dragontail peak to the West
More
More bright flowers amongst the gray landscape
At
At the base of the Snow Creek Glacier
Thanks
Thanks to the lovely couple who took our photo
This
This has turned out to be a stout pack. Good work MH.
Looking
Looking East into the upper Enchantment Lakes basin
Heading
Heading up Little Annapurna, Aasgard and the upper basin behind us
This
This is where the druids would meet if we were hiking in England.
The
The Flagpole Needles, curiously from above
2,000
2,000 ft drop off to my left. Even the photo is dizzying
:-o
:-o The hills are alive...
Freshies
Freshies in June!
Hey,
Hey, nice Marmot!
Our
Our footprints for today
Penguin
Penguin Spire
Saturday's
Saturday's Camp nestled above Perfection Lake
Tunes
Tunes in pink boxes and single malt mashes, Rachels on ridges and sandal snow patches. Breezy blue evenings that twirl over streams, these are a few of my favorite dreams.
The
The moonrise woke me up through the tent wall. That or the Baron wanted to have another chat.
Early
Early Sunday morning.
Hey
Hey those guys look like us
This
This is where we will stage our late spring production of Midsummernight's Dream. I call Lysander.
Sprite
Sprite Lake trees
Vivian
Vivian Lake
Leprechaun
Leprechaun Trees
A
A solid alpine environment
Baby
Baby goats.
More
More baby goat pictures
Baby
Baby goat tramping about with mama
High
High exposure
Baby
Baby goats baby goats baby goats
Rachel
Rachel started a baby goat dance party
Baby
Baby goat on a rock
A
A whole baby goat family
Crazzleberry
Crazzleberry
Flibberweed
Flibberweed
Snow
Snow Falls pouring out of Vivian Lake
Snow
Snow falls continued. Continues in this fashion for 3 miles.
Back
Back to wildflower country
Out
Out for a jog
Upper
Upper Snow Lake
Logjammin'
Logjammin'
Nada
Nada Lake
Twinkleberry
Twinkleberry
Upside
Upside down Lily
Blurpleberry
Blurpleberry
Rachel
Rachel and her patch of flowers
Perfect
Perfect fern patch
Yowsas
Yowsas
Even
Even more yowsas
Le
Le Fleur
Bang
"Bang"
I'm
I'm just mad about saffron
Snow
Snow Creek Wall. Coming back for you!