Upper Yang Yang Lake

Spider-Formidable Col and the steep snow thumb are on the skyline right of center and reflected in the upper lake in this photo from our camp at Yang Yang Lakes. Spider Mountain is on the right. August 5, 1988.


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WalksWithBlackflies - Dec 28, 2005 10:13 am - Voted 10/10


I wouldn't want to leave camp!

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 8, 2006 6:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

We shouldn't have either, however we thought that there'd be no more early August storms after the one that postponed our trip by two days, so we only carried five days of food, and we had to move on. Of course we didn't know the weather would turn so bad later in the day - it was perfect in the morning!

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Jan 7, 2006 2:08 am - Voted 10/10


Wish I'd shot this. We had the same weather here, including the later deterioration. Traversed from our camp (maybe the site is visible under the col distant), swam a bit in the sunshine, then climbed and traversed the glacier. Got hit by a thunderstorm while ascending the glacier, donned rain gear while roped up, and continued to White Rock Lakes by compass. Thanks for all these fantastic shots. My own have some major gaps that yours fill admirably.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 8, 2006 6:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Perfect

When we got out of our tents in the morning, everyone was OOOHing and AHHHing about our gorgeous surroundings, so we all spent some time looking for photos. We figured we had plenty of time to get to WRL, and that there wouldn't be any more storms so soon after the one that postponed the start of our trip, so we felt pretty lazy that morning. Wound up being a big mistake, but at least we got some decent photos.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 8, 2006 9:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks - glad you like 'em! -Bob


donhaller3 - Mar 20, 2007 11:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Pact with the Devil!

Has to be.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Mar 21, 2007 10:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pact with the Devil!

Hadn't thought of that angle - it seemed like pretty much the opposite at the time! -Bob


Artgo - Jun 10, 2007 11:43 pm - Voted 10/10

It's a mirror

It's a perfect mirror, great photo!

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jun 12, 2007 10:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It's a mirror

Thanks! And you do know a mirror when you see one!


Diveria - Nov 9, 2007 7:03 am - Voted 10/10


Wow I wish I coul be there now! Fantastic shot and astonishing place!

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Nov 10, 2007 10:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks! And also thanks for commenting so I could find your photos - a nice Saturday morning feast for the eyes. Welcome to SP! -Bob


Diveria - Nov 11, 2007 9:27 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Wow!

Thanks a lot and best regards! Marco.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 22, 2008 10:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful Reflection!

Hey Sam, thanks for the comment and vote! -Bob


bobeck - Jan 22, 2008 9:59 pm - Voted 10/10

You've certainly

got it figured out! Or at least you are well underway!

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 22, 2008 10:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: You've certainly

Thanks Bo! Hey, I was down your way during the summer of '06 with my wife, who is scarcely a hiker much less a mountaineer. So I didn't get to explore much, but did enjoy the area for the first time since I was six years old. Spent one day in Bryce and another in Zion before moving on to GC. What a great place - southern Utah. Much enjoyed! But as you can see I also love my North Cascades! -Bob


bobeck - Jan 22, 2008 10:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: You've certainly

Well...we're sort of in a same deal. My wife isn't much of a hiker as well. I live (live) to get out. Check out my and Tanyas (my hiking partner) website..www.zionnational-park.com if you might get in the area in the future? We have listed hundreds? of hikes down here!...Keep up your great work....it's an inspiration to all!

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 22, 2008 11:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: You've certainly

I know what you mean - I live to get out, and I have so many goals, none of which have anything to do with working, but all of which require far more time and money than I have available! And what's worse - I'm getting OLD!!


bobeck - Jan 22, 2008 11:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: You've certainly

Old has to be a state of mind? Doesn't it? You're old when your mind and body just don't jibe?

Money? Well...it certainly is like the difference between a plastic cup and a fine china cup, but life is like the tea that is poured into each. Is there a difference in the taste? Percieved as successful or a bum, but yes it's important to pay the mortgage. (barring any comments on the recent polycarbonate rants).

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 22, 2008 11:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: You've certainly

There are indeed options in life, and some folks are willing to not keep the commitments they make when they're young. But I wasn't willing to do that, so ya do what ya gotta do I guess, which for me means not living like I would without those encumberances...


bobeck - Jan 22, 2008 11:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: You've certainly

And I totally respect your choice to be sure. Me......I drink from a "plastic" cup! I just hope that when we (Tanya and I) get a book published, the income will fill the tank on my Pathfinder once every 2 weeks so that I can explore some more. Eventually I hope to offset that expense completely when I can purchase a diesel truck and convert to "Veg and Bio" fuel.

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