Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Hiking

Colchuck Lake and a future ass-burner

The weather this weekend was fantastic. We celebrated by going on my favorite dayhike so far – to beautiful Colchuck Lake (near the creepy faux-Bavarian town of Leavenworth):

Colchuck Lake

See that pass on the left side of Dragontail Peak? That’s Aasgard Pass, and we have to hike up that thing in order to get to the Enchantments in September. JK could probably run up it right now if he wanted to; I have yet to see him winded on a hike. I, on the other hand, will have to devise some sort of evil, rigorous training plan in order to even entertain the thought of making it to the top (with energy to spare to explore the Enchantments and, horror of horrors, get back down again – all without coughing up a lung).

JK & me

(By the way, the reason this hike was snow-free (even though it is over 2,000 feet higher than where we went last weekend) is because it is located on the magical, happy, sunny eastern side of the Cascades. But since they also have rattlesnakes and ticks galore, so I would rather live here on the we(s)tside.)

Nothing more exciting to share. I’ve been feeling under the weather and what was left of my scrapbooking mojo has disappeared. Methinks a trip to Norway without access to paper, photos or glue might be just what I need…

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  • Reply ToneF June 18, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Åååå det er så artig å se alle bildene fra de flotte turene deres!!!
    Du tar helt utrolig flotte bilder altså :D Kjempeinspirerende!

  • Reply Jaimie Mulheron June 18, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Good Luck in the future! lol

  • Reply Joscie June 18, 2008 at 10:37 am

    YOU LOOK Great!!!! :)

  • Reply Jorunn June 18, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Så kult å kunne få gå turer i sånt terreng med utsikt til de fjellene :D Håper Norgesferien din gir deg påfyll av scrappeinspirasjon ;)

  • Reply Vibeche June 18, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Wow for et fantastisk flott bilde med deg i forgrunnen. Utrolig stilig bilde :)
    Sender deg en klem og håper du får tilbake inspirasjonen etter Norgesferien din. Her hos meg har det vært tørke leeeeenge, men men….
    Forresten flott artikkel i CK :)

  • Reply kelz June 20, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    SO COOL! post more hiking pix! i love them!

  • Reply Unni June 20, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    nyyydelige bilder du tar:)

  • Reply Martha June 24, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    You two are SO cute….I love seeing where you’re off to, all these gorgeous natural places that you hike! We went to Red River Gorge, KY, natural bridges formed of rock, like Arches National Park!

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