Duck Lake

The Remote Duck Lake from an unknown mountain pass below Dwarf Pyramid - September 2010


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notracks - Jul 28, 2011 1:41 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful Photograph

Where is Duck Lake. I looked all over the Gore Range Map, and couldn't find it.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jul 28, 2011 1:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful Photograph

Duck Lake in in an unnamed basin just below Mt. Powell about two-thirds of a mile ENE of the summit with an elevation of 11,790 feet. It is one of the few glacial fed lakes left in CO. Beautiful and remote place


notracks - Jul 29, 2011 1:34 am - Voted 10/10

Thank you

I found it on the map - wow, it looks like a lot of bushwhacking to get there. This is worth visiting

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jul 29, 2011 1:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thank you

There isn't any bushwhacking if you get to it by coming from Piney Lake and heading over Kneeknocker Pass and then over a second unnamed pass just south of the Lake. However DO NOT continue to the east and descend the Black Creek drainage as we did (to cross the Gores from W to E) That drainage is awful.

Yes it's worth a visit though. See this TR if you wish for my account of that trip.

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