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williswall
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PostMon Dec 30, 2019 3:55 pm 
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I've been to Lake Annette only 3 times. The first trip was in 1984 at age 29; my mother was visiting from Maine and we did this hike in the spring. There was some dirty snow at lake elevation. At the time my mother was 60 Y/O and I remember saying to her as we crossed one of the avalanche chutes, "come on ma, you look like an old lady." I was of course kidding her as she was quite active at 60. She did lots of volksmarching, played tennis and skied. We had a nice time that day in the outdoors. Next I took my then 12 Y/O niece in the summer, that was 24 years ago. And today I went with my daughter. I'm pleased to say that she didn't have to tell me I looked like an old man, probably because I had the pack with all of our stuff. This made for a nice winter hike, something we always do when she comes home for the holidays. Twas a little misty at times but the temperature felt mild. I remembered to pack along my ND filter and tripod to finally get some longer exposures of flowing water. Although the track was well packed, we were glad we had some traction; I using my studded trail runners and her some microspikes. Such a great way to close out the year. Happy New Year everyone.

Double the fun
Double the fun
Eerie branches
Eerie branches
Winter wonderland
Winter wonderland
Snowy branches
Snowy branches
Opening up
Opening up
Lake Annette
Lake Annette
Falling water
Falling water
Falling water 2
Falling water 2

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PostMon Dec 30, 2019 6:05 pm 
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Great time of the year to go; no bugs.

I experienced the black flies constantly and viscously biting through thick wool gloves while camping there one spring. The only thing that saved my sanity was a mesh bug hat. We cooked dinner and ducked into our tents immediately afterwards.
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PostMon Dec 30, 2019 8:09 pm 
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Yup.  Cold time is a good time for the easy trek to Annette Lk.

Here is a scanned Kodachrome from Nov. 1978.

Girl's name is Annette, BTW

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Blowdown
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PostTue Dec 31, 2019 11:11 am 
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Very nice! Happy New Year indeed!  up.gif  up.gif
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PostWed Jan 01, 2020 2:34 am 
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Good hiking in 2020!

Thanks for the report!
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