Saturday, August 9, 2003

Dragontail and Colchuck Peaks

Eric, Ben, and I climbed Dragontail and Colchuck peaks. These are two great peaks in the Enchantments area by Leavonworth. We did both peaks in one day and had spectacular weather. Climbing both peaks ended up taking over 13 hours. It was well worth it, however. There was no one else on the peaks or even at Colchuck lake. The Eight Mile road is closed 3/4 mile from the trailhead. It was a little further to go but the solitude was well worth it.

The route we took was over 17 miles and 7,300 feet of elevation gain. Here are some pictures from the trip. Eric took a lot of great pictures too and I'm hoping to get some of them up here soon as well.

Here' a video I put together of the trip. Enjoy!