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Matt Lemke
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PostMon Oct 22, 2012 10:36 am 
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Yesterday I climbed Dragontail Peak with my friends Josh and Amy. We hiked up to Colchuck Lake Friday in the dark and camped. Woke up to a light falling snow but it soon became partly cloudy with some fantastic views that got better and better as we headed up Aasgard Pass. Upper Enchantment Basin got about 10 inches of snow Friday night and Colchuck Lake got about 2 inches. No snow fell on Sunday except for around a half inch just after dard when we hiked out.

Summit of Dragontail was perfect. Not much rime yet. Some color remaining especially below Colchuck Lake. Aasgard Pass had some icy sections that required more attention otherwise just a little snow covered the rocks. Trail was easy to see the whole way up.

Gaitors were a huge plus  and microspikes might help but I didn't use them. About a foot of fresh snow covered the hard icy remnant snow that is the permanent snowfield on the way up Dragontail above the pass.













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PostMon Oct 22, 2012 10:45 am 
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awesome .. and your photos rock too  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif

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PostMon Oct 22, 2012 11:39 am 
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Nice dude! Not so sure I want to go for Enchantment and Cannon this week in those conditions but we will see....
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PostMon Oct 22, 2012 11:59 am 
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No "rime or reason" to go there... except to just go there.
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Nice effort and great photos!

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PostMon Oct 22, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Awesome!!!! Looks beautiful!!!! How was the road up to Colchuck Lake?? I plan on going in that region Thursday and Friday!!

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PostMon Oct 22, 2012 12:08 pm 
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Thanks Redwic! Road was open and clear!!!! Eightmile area is still closed though so you can only go into the Colchuck/Stuart Lakes area

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PostMon Oct 22, 2012 6:25 pm 
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I went up to Colchuck Lk. and about halfway to Aasgard from there on Saturday.  Felt quite wintery.
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PostThu Oct 25, 2012 6:10 pm 
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It looks good with fresh snow!!!
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