The north side of Dragontail...

The north side of Dragontail...

The north side of Dragontail Peak rises spectacularly above Colchuck Lake.
Bob Bolton
on Jun 2, 2001 12:34 am
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Eric O

Eric O - Mar 22, 2006 6:52 am - Voted 9/10

Like Temple Crag in the Sierra

Call me a Sierracentrist, but my goodness - Dragontail from this point of view is like the lost twin of Temple Crag rising above Third Lake. What a striking resemblance in several specific ways. Thanks for posting this great shot.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Mar 22, 2006 4:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Like Temple Crag in the Sierra

Interesting. I found a photo that shows what you mean. What's even more interesting is that just to Dragontail's east is a peak called The Temple. Click here for the Dragontail map at, then click the right arrow, and you'll see The Temple in the upper right-hand corner of the next map segment.

The Enchantment Lakes area is often compared to the Sierra, and there are other areas in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness with similar characteristics, but for the most part the North Cascades region is very different from anything in California or anywhere else in the lower 48.

Thanks for your vote!



cp0915 - Mar 22, 2006 4:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Like Temple Crag in the Sierra

I'd have to second that. This photo demonstrates the similarities amazingly well: You have First and Second Lakes for Colchuck Lake, Contact Pass for Asgaard Pass, and the wide chute leading up to Gayley Camp is the Colchuck Glacier...and then, of course, the mountains look like sisters.


fortsean - Sep 9, 2009 7:58 pm - Hasn't voted

cool water

awesome color in all these shots. It's been so much fun just to look. Cant wait to go:)

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Sep 13, 2009 10:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: cool water

Hope you can get up there soon -- awesome country!

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