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Dragontail and Colchuck Peaks from Colchuck Lake # 18395

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Date: 2016.06.04
Vantage Point: From the shores of Colchuck Lake, looking south

Caption: Dragontail Peak center-left, with lower Colchuck Peak center-right. The Colchuck Glacier is between them and Colchuck Lake in the foreground.

PhotoDescr: Taken on a hot daytrip to Colchuck Lake. This is the classic, and oft-posted on social media, view of Colchuck Lake and the walls of the upper Enchantments. The "backdoor" to Aasgard Pass goes up the steep snow slope to the left. It appears the Colchuck Glacier has thinned considerably since it filled the whole moraine visible here.

The couloir between Dragontail and Colchuck is a popular spring ski descent, and we saw a few people hauling their equipment up to do so.

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