This what my friends and I call The Death March To Asgard Pass.
Hike up it some hot afternoon with a week's food, plus camping and
climbing gear, and you won't argue over the nickname. You probably
won't talk at all, at least not coherently.
It's a 2200-foot descent from the pass to the lake, and after
hiking up 7140 feet today, I'm about to find out what my knees are
The trail, such as it is, keeps generally to the right, then
somewhere below Dragontail's face crosses to head for the S (left)
end of Colchuck Lake. It skirts the far side of the lake almost to
the N end, before dropping down to Mountaineer Creek and the junction
with the valley trail.
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