Close to the lake I monitored our elevation, the trail markers take you about 20m higher than the lake level. It is possible to avoid this elevation with some sidehilling in steeper terrain. Once we got to the lake we unpacked our tents and other overnight gear. The bugs at the lake were not bad due to the gusty winds coming off the lake. Another party of two was just coming down from Seven O'Clock. As we left our camp and headed west to the rim towards Seven O'Clock we saw another couple with overnight packs arrive at the lake. The route up to the rim is mostly on boulders, but it is easy to find a way.
[photo]Dsc06554.jpg[caption]Heading up boulders above the lake. Good views of Sun God.[/photo]
Once at the rim we could see Cerulean Lake and many mountains to the north. I don't know if it was the angle of the sun or what, but it looked more spectacular a couple of years ago when we climbed Sun God. We went over a knoll and dropped about 20m to a cool "beach" area at the col, featuring pebbles which gradually changed color from orange to white.
After the col it got a bit steep again but it was easy to find the way. There is an unmapped glacier on the NE side of Seven O'Clock. Then just when get to the top... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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