Low water has added to the camping possibilities at the S end of
Colchuck Lake. You can see a bit of red tent through the trees. Most
overnight hikers camp near the N end.
and I once descended from Asgard Pass after a week in the
Enchantments and laid out our bivy sacks on a huge flat rock on the S
shore. It was a warm, comfortable night, and we were surprised when
we continued down the lake to find that campers at the N end had been
freezing all night in a stiff breeze off the lake. It must have come
down from the pass between Colchuck and Dragontail, passing above us
to level out on the lake. We never felt it.
We hiked around the lake in our running shorts to find other
campers bundled up in down. I went swimming just to be annoying.
I dived off a rock on this day, too, just for old times' sake.
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