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borank
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PostFri Dec 15, 2023 1:06 pm 
Gotta love that Preacher Mtn area. smile.gif

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PostFri Dec 15, 2023 1:39 pm 
borank wrote:
Gotta love that Preacher Mtn area. smile.gif
Indeed! It's pretty impressive from this side.

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 6:14 am 
Is it Caroline?

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 6:55 am 
Gabep wrote:
Is it Caroline?
No, but you're very close, we passed Caroline on the way there. Caroline is a gorgeous lake, by the way - here's a picture of it from the same trip:

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 2:34 pm 
With all the clues provided, is it Shamrock Lake (and no I've never been there)?

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 2:54 pm 
GaliWalker wrote:
With all the clues provided, is it Shamrock Lake (and no I've never been there)?
Not Shamrock. One more hint which will probably give it away - this picture is shot pointing almost directly west.

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 3:23 pm 
Sounds like Hatchet. Went there 20 or so years ago. Just to the other side though.
Hatchet from West Shoreline (10/3/2003)
Hatchet from West Shoreline (10/3/2003)

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 3:29 pm 
Tom wrote:
Sounds like Hatchet. Went there 20 or so years ago. Just to the other side though.
Yep, it's Hatchet. I will post some more photos in a bit.

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 5:57 pm 
Here are some more photos of Hatchet Lake. We arrived at the lake from the SW corner, via Wildcat Lakes and Lake Caroline. I should write a trip report I suppose. smile.gif The route we picked traversed above the north shore of Caroline, to near the saddle at 4760', then straight north down some really nice high alpine terrain and one mega steep boulder field to reach Hatchet.
At the SW shoreline, looking north
At the SW shoreline, looking north
Since it was sweltering on this hike, we swam everywhere, and Hatchet was no exception. It's a cool lake to swim in with these huge submerged boulders right in the middle of the lake that are good for standing or sitting. My earlier picture was taken from the middle of the lake.
From the north shore after swimming across - you can see the submerged boulders
From the north shore after swimming across - you can see the submerged boulders
Looking east - like Tom's pic
Looking east - like Tom's pic
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Lake shenanigans

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 6:09 pm 
I set up camp at Caroline and rafted over to that gap, easy peasy. Caroline didn't strike me as all that easy to navigate by foot, best to bring a raft.
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From the gap I don't remember it being too bad, fairly standard cross country. What sticks in my mind was it getting a little scrubby as I approached the grassy shoreline of Hatchet.

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PostMon Dec 18, 2023 7:22 am 
The north side of Caroline is nice off-trail travel. Hardly any brush and not too steep. There are some boot paths in places around some camp sites and cool little coves by the lake. On the route down to Hatchet we even saw a couple cairns. The direct north route was pretty quick with just a few steep scrambly bits. We avoided most of the brush right near the lake by staying east through talus and some big trees.

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PostTue Dec 19, 2023 3:23 pm 
Way north out of the big city but still visited by masses.

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PostTue Dec 19, 2023 5:18 pm 
I have heard this called goat lake, 7 goats lake, and Jade Green Lake (Google Maps) It is the lake you see off to the left as you turn the corner on Ptarmigan Ridge. Here is another photo:

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PostTue Dec 19, 2023 5:26 pm 
Nice job, Bo! Someone must have seen twice as many goats as I've heard it and seen it called online... 14 Goat Lk. lol.gif

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PostTue Dec 19, 2023 5:29 pm 
Now that you mention it that reminds me of a funny story. We ran into a lone hiker out that way as we were watching the goats down below (about a dozen or so) and he called it 11 goat Lake. After he left we laughed at how he just made up a name for the lake based on the goats but were shocked to later learn that he was really providing us the actual name! (7 goats was from memory which I am sure is wrong).

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