Super day: Colchuck, Dragontail, Witches Tower, Annapurna
approx. 6,585 feet
Alpine Lakes Wilderness
12 hours 7 minutes
4 hours 20 minutes ascending from Stuart Lake trail head to the summit of Colchuck Peak
1 hour 31 minutes traversing from the summit of Colchuck Peak to the summit of Dragontail Peak
45 minutes traversing from the summit of Dragontail Peak to the summit of Witches Tower
41 minutes traversing from the summit of Witches Tower to the summit of Little Annapurna
3 hours 31 minutes descending from the summit of Little Annapurna to Stuart Lake trail head
We ran into a few goats on the trail by Colchuck Lake
Taking a break on the SW side of Colchuck Lake before heading up the Colchuck Glacier
Near the top of the Colchuck Glacier
Three different parties on the summit of Colchuck Peak
Lindsay looking across Colchuck Col to the snow gully leading to Pandora's Box. That is where we are headed next.
On our way up to Pandora's Box. Argonaut Peak in the background.
Lindsay down climbing the other side of Pandora's Box
Brian on the summit of Dragontail Peak
After an hour on the summit of Dragontail, we decide to climb Witches Tower too.
Traversing Valhalla Cirque. Dragontail Peak in the background.
Dragontail Peak from Witches Tower
Carrie waving to Brett and Gretchen, who are down by Aasgard Pass.
Brian and I decided to hike up Annapurna too. The Temple in the background.
Brian on the summit of Little Annapurna, looking down at the Flagpole Needles.
After a short break on top of Annapurna, Brian and I hurried down to catch up with the rest of the party.
The foot bridge over Mountaineer Creek
We got back to the cars with tons of daylight left. This was an efficient party!
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.