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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 12:02 am 
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Im kinda board so i thought id ask this question and see if anyone can get the answer. Here it is:

What is the highest alpine lake in Washington, state name and elevation?
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 12:18 am 
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Lake Freya (7800') in the Upper Enchantments
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 9:25 am 
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And he remembers figuring it out for this thread.
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 9:45 am 
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Brian Curtis wrote:
And he remembers figuring it out for this thread.

Interesting.  Snow is higher than Blanca, but Blanca is bigger than snow.

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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 8:47 pm 
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I just searched the state on my TOPO! maps, like i said, i was bored. Thats an interesting thread.

According to my TOPO! map Lake Freya isn't the highest. Anymore guesses?

NVM, i did a search for Lake Freya on my maps and it said it was another name for Tranquil Lake. So yes Freya is the highest, although my maps say it is at 7801 ft, but close enough.
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 8:58 pm 
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That other thread has the highest and largest lakes, so i will add something else. What is the deepest lake? of the high lakes of course.
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 9:10 pm 
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Not lake Wash, Lake Chelan.
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 9:11 pm 
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uhh.gif What about Deep Lake?

Lake WA

Lake Chelan

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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 9:14 pm 
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Probably Otter Lk.   240 feet plus.  According to Lks of WA book.
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 9:21 pm 
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Lake WA really isn't that deep. Most of the lake is around 60-70 ft deep. With only a few spots deeper.
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 10:34 pm 
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Big heart lake is 540 feet deep. I think. Maybe I am thinking about snow lake.
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PostSat Aug 26, 2006 11:03 pm 
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If i remember correctly, you are right about Big Heart Lake, but i think the depth is something like 581ft.
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PostSun Aug 27, 2006 9:19 am 
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Trout990, you can't really go by what Topo! tells you for the exact elevation. They get that elevation by interpolating between points on the DEM grid. You'll notice that the elevation changes across most lakes. So we round the elevations off as close as we can get them, hence 7800' and not 7801'.

Depth hasn't been determined for most high lakes, but a lot have been measured. A lot of work has been done since Wolcott but this list is woefully incomplete. The deepest I am aware of at this time are Big Heart at 449, Angeline at 412, Snow Lake is a bit over 400, Silver (Whatcom Cty) at 344, Philippa at 320.
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My guess is only for the highest in elevation. I have no idea how deep it is as there are no stats for it listed that I can find. Elevation is an estimate (but a good one as its just below the summit at the base of the glacier.)

The highest, whether it is or not, it is the most awe striking alpine lake I've ever humped it  up to.

Hooknose Lake: approx. 6600ft. - 7000 ft. +sea level.

Its an eleven mile hike up the Russian Ridge portion of the Hooknose/Abner Crombie trail that summit both namesake mountains. That said, her's another somewhat relevant trivia :

What movie was filmed on and around Hooknose and Abner Crombie mountains? Some hints:: the male and female lead characters were trapped in an alpine cabin for the winter due to his injury. They survived on grass soup and their only horse. After a panoramic shot of the Hooknose glacier, its concluded that the pass is clear and they should leave. They fight about leaving because he's convinced he's still injured and she's convinced he's faking it to break her will. It's not a western genre film but it sort of is.
Any takers?
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There is a lake inside the steam caves of Mt Rainier's summit crater.  Not shown on USGS topo maps though... 

http://www.highestlake.com/highest-lake-usa.html

Deepest lake is Chelan... Which is in the mountains,  what criteria separates "Alpine Lakes" from "Lakes"???

https://www.lakelubbers.com/washington-deepest-lakes-in-washington-L58-C3/
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