The lights on the hill are not houses, but flames.Early morning self-portrait. I left the car at 6am and returned at 6pm.
The reflection of a peak in Nada Lake. Part of the tour is on land managed by the National Fish Hatchery. Between Nada Lake and Snow Lake, a dam was open, spewing water down into the lake below.
Lower Snow Lake McClellen Peak Weird steps cut into the rock right before the Enchantment Basin.
A self-portrait just above Lake Viviane. This lake was so clear that even while I was walking on a trail hundreds of feet above the lake, I could still see fish moving underwater.
Lake Viviane and the South Face of Prusik Peak
A classic shot of Prusik Peak. The reason the peak is called prusik is because the first ascent party was forced to lasso the summit block and prusik up to the top. Today, the most popular routes are the West Ridge, a 5.7 seen on the left-hand side. And the South Face, a 5.9 that climbs the center of the imposing face. Little Annapurna above Perfection Lake.
Prusik Peak from Perfection Lake
The spur trail up to Prusik Pass. This trip was only the second time I've been into the "core Enchantments." I've been to Colchuck Lake seven or eight times, but only once previously up to the core to climb Prusik Peak. I'd forgotten how beautiful the area is. I'll be back...probably sooner rather than later...
--Jason D. Martin