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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 6:41 pm 
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Spent the night in leavenworth.  Drank beers and ate fries.  Got a good night sleep in a hotel there.  Headed out next morning to the aforementioned destinations.  Weather finally cleared monday night.  In the single digits at night.  3 nights, ~20 mi.  45ish during the days.  Used new UL DH Montbell Bag #0 and a few improvised methods for my summer gear.

Here's pics:

Too late for sunblock
Too late for sunblock
Gnome Trail
Gnome Trail
Stuart Lake and Basin
Stuart Lake and Basin
Morning
Morning
Stuart Lake from Avy Chute
Stuart Lake from Avy Chute
Lake Approach
Lake Approach
Permafield
Permafield
Colchuck into the Enchantments
Colchuck into the Enchantments

entire set:

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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 7:10 pm 
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Awesome!!!   up.gif

I'll bet you pretty much had the place to yourself!
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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 7:14 pm 
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Looks like a really nice area up.gif
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completely alone.  except for a stealth human that visited my camp while i was up at Lk Stuart.  when i returned to camp i noticed a design in the meadow in front of my tent.

i pondered over what it was for several days.  then on my way out, it hit me:  it was a giant cock'n'balls (pardon my french)

it gave me a chuckle.  you can see where my mind was not.

Dragontail + CockNBalls
Dragontail + CockNBalls

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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 8:36 pm 
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Nice!

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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 8:49 pm 
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Very nice. Where does the snow start on Eightmile Rd ?

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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 8:56 pm 
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wildernessed wrote:
Very nice. Where does the snow start on Eightmile Rd ?

ditto????
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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Those blue skies are just unreal.  Thanks for sharing them!
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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 11:09 pm 
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wildernessed wrote:
Very nice. Where does the snow start on Eightmile Rd ?

ditto????

I'll try to help.
I was up there 2 weeks ago.
The gate was open, but there was a big berm at the start of the road.  There was a big parking area plowed out, but not beyond 8mile.  There was a big melted out spot just past the berm, and then a couple more melted out areas in the first mile.  The rest was all snow, plus some washout/avi debris after the 1 mile mark.  All snow after.
Hope this helps...

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PostFri Apr 04, 2008 11:20 pm 
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right dicey...

the road is plowed to the 8mi creek road.  plenty of parking.

fella  recommended parking at the  8 mi campground but i was able to drive to the road turnoff just fine.

there is a large snow berm at the road so driving it isn't an option

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PostSat Apr 05, 2008 12:03 am 
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Glad to see someone was able to get out and enjoy the whole spell of good weather in the middle of last week.

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PostSat Apr 05, 2008 12:42 am 
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Very nice, and blue skies to go along with it. up.gif
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PostSat Apr 05, 2008 4:10 am 
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Love the gnome trail and Dragontail looks gorgeous and ready to wake up.gif
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