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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 1:23 pm 
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Scored a solo Enchantments permit Monday morning in Leavenworth; only two of us there for the drawing. Kind of chilly at the Colchuck/Stewart trailhead, but lovely warm by the time I reached Colchuck Lake. Humped up Advil Pass, er I mean Asgard Pass, chasing the late afternoon sun.

Approaching Asgard Pass
Approaching Asgard Pass
Upper Basin from Asgard
Upper Basin from Asgard

It was reasonably windy at Asgard so I guyed the tent out to rocks, which are in very good supply up there. At 1AM the tent went twangggggg; followed by clattering hoofs. A goat tripped over one of the strings. I stuck my head out to check things out and was greeted by the most incredible celestial display I have ever seen. It was unbelievably warm. I laid on a rock for 45 minutes, awed by the stary sky. The sky was as black as black can get, and every star in the universe was above. Wild!

The next morning dawned warm and still.

A New Day
A New Day
Dawn on Dragontail
Dawn on Dragontail
What's for Breakfast
What's for Breakfast
Mind If I Bring My Kid
Mind If I Bring My Kid

There's no such thing as a free larch, the price - Asgard Pass. The larch were just turning golden. They'll probably be in peak colors in the next 5 days; but the weather may not be a perfect. It was the warmest I have ever experienced in that area; no wind either. Some clouds rolled in Tuesday noon trying to have an afternoon thunder shower; but just a few drops here and there. The tarns were glass smooth.

Totally Enchanting
Totally Enchanting
No Free Larch
No Free Larch
Prussik Peak & The Temple
Prussik Peak & The Temple
Captivating
Captivating
Land of Contrast
Land of Contrast

We are so fortunate to live near such magical beauty. An incredibly beautiful and memory filled trip. WOW!

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Teddy Roosevelt August 6, 1912
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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 1:25 pm 
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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 1:27 pm 
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Great pics ya lottery winner. up.gif

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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 1:56 pm 
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Nice! Looks like you had a great time.

Thanks for the TR and pics!

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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 2:23 pm 
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Little Anna at dawn.  Inspiring photo, should be the name of a song.
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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 2:31 pm 
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My favorite is "What's for breakfast", the color is just amazing!
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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Great pictures but "Little Anna" is actually Dragontail.

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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 5:23 pm 
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[quote="Schmidt Alti-Dude"]Great pictures but "Little Anna" is actually Dragontail.[/quote

And here I didnt want to rain on his parade...... moon.gif

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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 5:27 pm 
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fantastic photos! up.gif

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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 6:48 pm 
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Schmidt Alti-Dude wrote:
Great pictures but "Little Anna" is actually Dragontail.

Don't forget Witches Tower in the foreground on the left. This is an absolutely beautiful photo! wink.gif
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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 7:27 pm 
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Beautiful!  Really sweet pics.

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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 8:35 pm 
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Gorgeous!  I hope some larch stick around I can't make it up there till 10/10
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PostThu Oct 02, 2008 8:44 pm 
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WOW .. nice work ..

little anna  (did you mean dragontail fm lil anna?) at dawn .. pure eye candy

what's for breakfast ... delicious

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PostFri Oct 03, 2008 9:03 am 
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Schmidt Alti-Dude wrote:
Great pictures but "Little Anna" is actually Dragontail.

Yup, you're correct - that is Dragontail. Ooops.

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PostFri Oct 03, 2008 9:36 am 
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Beautiful images BirdDog!  You made great use of early morning light.   up.gif   Glad the larches cooperated for you.
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