chimbo Posted June 17, 2009 Share Posted June 17, 2009 Trip: Alpine Lakes - Colchuck and Dragontail from Colchuck Col Date: 6/14/2009 Trip Report: I've wanted to check out the Stuart Range since last summer so after a day at Leavenworth, a friend and I went in for a day trip on Colchuck and Dragontail. It's a long drive from the peninsula but well worth it. We left the trailhead at 4:45 and were at the lake around 7:30. The night before we met a couple of guys heading up one of glaciers on Stuart... TR? Colchuck in the morning sun. There was an obvious boot pack going up the glacier to the col. We saw quite a few groups coming down on Saturday night and there were only a handful of us on the mountain on Sunday. A few groups below us right before the Col. The South side of the Col with Rainier barely visible in the background. Stuart from Colchuck. Summit shot from Colchuck. Some weather was building up and at this point my friend decided she was content for the day. I decided to hustle up Dragontail before the fun stuff showed up. Looking back down the route up Dragontail from the backside of the Col. Heading up the snowfinger. The moderate traverse to the South side of Dragontail. It was fun to mix up some rock climbing on Saturday with this trip. I've never been to this area and the amount of routes available was pretty inspiring. I met some nice people on the trip as well. I'm a pretty big baby when it comes to lightening and was awfully glad to be off the mountain when that rolled in around 1:30. Anyone have any good stories... There seemed to be a few groups heading up right before it unloaded. Gear Notes: Ax (no crampons or rope). Approach Notes: No snow at Lake. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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