Overnight Hike, Glacial Lake

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by KillRamsey, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    A friend turned 40, so their family invited us to join them on a hike to a little glacial alpine lake in Washington saturday-sunday. This was the first trip like that with our daughter, somehow. We overpacked, and the "easy looking" 2.1 mile hike turned out to be 3/4 uphill, then 1/4 downhill. I was beat just 15 minutes in, and it took 2 hours. But I shuffled along, took breaks, and did ok. The massive head cold I have didn't help much, but hey, you can't see it in the pictures! Speaking of pictures...

    XT1 / 18-55 / Rokinon 12 f2.

    Hiking in.
    37314934831_1ec1319200_b. KBRX8107 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    The destination lake is bottom center. So you climb up to this ridge, then go along it, then drop down into the bowl.
    36645223103_78fb0e52d5_b. KBRX8115 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Found our friends. He pulled several east coast species of trout out of this lake... someone stocked it once with brookies and browns.
    37457535455_6982dfb004_b. KBRX8137 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Got one.
    37457532805_b182b6b7b4_b. KBRX8185 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Brown trout
    37457532295_d904ff1a37_c. KBRX8198 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Low light with the 18-55... requires some timing and patience. Wait til a face is lit up by a headlamp and not moving much.
    37457530895_8470a9e608_b. KBRX8214 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    New hammock works
    37314925621_7a723e373d_b. KBRX8257 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Where the Rokinon shines...
    36605286314_aee838499f_b. KBRX8284 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    36605292554_6f962f6bf4_b. KBRX8293P by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Nice set, Kyle. Looks like a fun time.
  3. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Top Veteran

    May 25, 2017
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Nicely done. I especially like the night skies.
  4. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Excellent set
  5. bluzcity

    bluzcity FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    So wonderful to see you and your wife passing the love of nature onto your daughter:thumbup:
  6. Dean Smith

    Dean Smith FujiXspot Regular

    Nov 3, 2016
    Wonderful set.
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Thanks, all. That's my hope as well - that she comes to see all this as not just "normal" or "acceptable," but "necessary."