Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lake Colden base camp

Camping at Lake Colden turned out to be an inspired choice.

The view across the lake toward Avalanche pass, with Avalanche mountain on the left and Mt Colden on the right - #11 of the 46ers with over 4,700 feet - was awesome. Apart from other hikers/campers and a forest ranger there was just wilderness.

A couple of mornings were cloudy which made for a fine show as the clouds lifted slowly, revealing the mountains.

We used chemical water treatment taking the water right out of the creek near our camp site. That simple act made me think about water in totally new ways, again. Reminded me of the 2 weeks we spent in the desert in Joshua Tree in 2002. Everything changes when water is something one must actually think about and take responsibility for.

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