Upper Eagle Lake, 10/07/2011-10/08/2011

In lieu of a proper entry (apologies again), I present the contents of my journal and selected photographs:

Eagle Lakes

I-90 -> 970 -> 97 -> US2/97 -> L on WA153N -> L on Gold Creek -> L on 4340 -> L on 4340(300) -> Eagle Lake Trail 431

15:25 – Leave trailhead
16:20 – Martin Crk int. Larches across valley look awesome! Tired. 2 dayhikers, 1 moto.

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Back down the valley.

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View across the valley: peaks, snow and larches.

18:30 – Upper Eagle lake — 1-3″ snow; followed footprints. Went upshore and found no campsites (main taken). Ended up in horse camp. Ate beef stroganoff, chocolate, scotch.

10/08

Up at 06:00 — slept poorly; was warm enough, but couldn’t get comfy. Very quiet. Amount of snow makes me worried about loop trip [that I’d planned on].

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Sunrise at Upper Eagle Lake.

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Larches.

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The morning lake.

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More of the same.

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Oooh.

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Heading out; blue skies.

08:45 – Leaving camp; heading home.
10:35 – Martin Crk Int.
11:20 – Car
11:30 – Leave

As is often the case, a few more photos here.

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One Response to Upper Eagle Lake, 10/07/2011-10/08/2011

  1. Jon Anscher says:

    Those Larch shots are awesome. I love that you got to capture them with snow and sun, what used to be a rare occurrence out here in Washington :-). I had two amazing Larch-filled hikes last Fall by Ingall’s Lake and in the Core Enchantments. I couldn’t have had a better end to my hiking season :-).

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