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Andy D.
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:43 pm    The Enchantments 6/4 - 6/5/08
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Sorry I don't have time to write up a whole trip report yet, but I'll start with a few pictures. I did the grand tour of the Enchantments, crammed into 2 days. Pretty awesome experience for me as it was my first time up there. The weather worked out great and strangely enough, I didn't see one other soul up there.
Day 1:
  • Colchuck Peak
  • Dragontail Peak
  • Witches Tower
  • Little Annapurna
  • McClellan Peak
Started from Colchuck TH, went up Colchuck Glacier and climbed Colchuck, Dragontail & Witches Tower with very limited visibility. Traversed over to Little Annapurna where the clouds finally broke and I was rewarded with a spectacular view. Descended to Crystal Lake, set up camp halfway up McClellan, summited McClellan right at sunset...amazing. Never climbed so many peaks in one day...I was surprised since I didn't start that early.

Day 2:
  • Enchantment Peak
  • Cannon Mountain
Descended from camp and headed up Enchantment Peak, then down Prusik Pass over to Cannon Mountain. Went back down the north ridge of Cannon and back to the car. Ironically I finally got hit with rain 20 minutes from the car and got soaked  frown.gif I was happy to have decent weather the rest of the time despite the rain everywhere else!


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kbatku
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:49 pm    Way to go!!
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Great pics! Settles the "Is there still snow?" question! up.gif  up.gif  up.gif
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ActionBetty
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:51 pm   
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Sunrise on the temple..sweetness  biggrin.gif

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Opus
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:22 pm   
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Sweet photos, and impressive effort getting all that done in two days!  up.gif
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Bloated Chipmunk
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:32 pm   
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WOW....you really got around in just 2 days!  eek.gif  up.gif

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Hiker Mama
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:51 pm   
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Great pics!  All I could think of, tho, was how cold it looks there.
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Gil
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:15 pm   
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Wow! What an effort! Great trip!

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Magellan
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:17 pm   
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You are killing it Bond!  What a grand tour.  Way to stuff it into two days.  up.gif
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ragman and rodman
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:20 pm   
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Wow... what did you do up there in your spare time??

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Matt
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:23 am   
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You did that in two days?  Amazing!

Great light on some of your shots, especially the one titled "sunset" and the McClellan pano, where the tip of the peak in the foreground catches the golden light, while everything below falls into shadow.

If you have time later, you might want to see if you can fix the blue tone in the rightmost frame of the pano and then redo the stitch.  It's great already, but would be even better if the color shift didn't show.

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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:34 am   
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I'm exhausted
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Dayhike Mike
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:17 am   
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Nice! You've been busy, lately, going all the places I wanna go. wink.gif

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MLHSN
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cdrbond007 wrote:
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/8039/imgp4866iy4.jpg[/img] =Mt Stuart & Lake Stuart [img]

I can't quite tell from the photo.  Is Stuart Lake thawed out?
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Don
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:19 am   
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Awesome!   up.gif
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:14 am   
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Great report! Solitude is hard to beat.
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