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Pierre Lakes Basin, North Snowmass Mountain

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Pierre Lakes Basin, North Snowmass Mountain
Another one of my shots from a 4-day backpacking trip up to the Pierre Lakes Basin. The lakes offer a unique and impressive view of the east face of Capitol Peak and Snowmass Mountain.

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notracksGreat Shot!


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I've been eying Pierre Lakes for a few years now, but never had the chance to visit them. I hear finding the route up can be quite tricky. Are there good camping spots around any of the lakes? Looks very rocky.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 1:14 am

BLongRe: Great Shot!


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Thanks for the compliment on the photo. The camping there is great. Although the lakes are surrounded by huge boulders, there is a lot of soft, grassy area to camp on just above the southernmost lake. As for getting there... I unfortunately took a vow to not give out directions. But the route is written up online in a few places (I think maybe even on SP). A little perseverance is all you need really.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 10:36 pm

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BLongSubmitted by BLong
on Sep 6, 2009 1:53 pm

Image ID: 550042
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Lat/Lon: 39.14471°N / 107.05662°W
Object Title: Pierre Lakes Basin, North Snowmass Mountain

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Scenery, Panorama