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Thread: Day 6 ~ Imogene Pass and Blue Lakes hiking

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    COHG Day 6 ~ Imogene Pass and Blue Lakes hiking

    The morning started from the ghost town of Tomboy, crossed Imogene Pass, and dropped off hikers for an overnight adventure hiking to Blue Lakes while the rest of us went to base camp off S. Mineral Creek.

    Post up your Day 6 pics and adventures in here!

    Imogene Pass:



    Blue Lakes:

    Last edited by Skatchkins; 07-24-2011 at 02:21 PM.
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    Wow. Just, WOW.

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    Your wildflower shots came out amazing!! I'm glad we got to see that section.

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    Man w/o perspective it looks like this is just a jolly skip and jump down. I just looked at the maps and it's 1,472 feet down to that lake from where you took this picture. The left lake is almost 1/4 mile long. And it is 2,062 feet to where we camped at the lower lake (not pictured)!
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    I have some pics ready of the ascent up to Blue Lakes Pass from the lower trailhead. This route (to the pass) had plenty of elevation gain but wasn't too bad. It was scenic at the same time with lots of tundra, flowers, backdrops, mtn views, and snow hiking! As long as you thought light thoughts you wouldn't fall through to the sometimes waterfalling creeks hidden underneath. We made pretty good time to even as the worry set in the clouds would conspire against us once on the other side.

    Hike mileage: 1.8 miles
    Elevation Gain: 1400'

    Thanks to the non-hikers for the drop off at the end of Yankee Boy Basin!!





    Small sketchy part




    Watkins Lake






    Don't slip




    Follow the trail to the top






    View back towards our drop off


    13,000'! Looking down on the lakes 1,472 feet below us.
    We didn't stick around here very long at all. The wind was almost knocking us down while freezing us to the bone.


    Then began our harrowing dangerous descent.
    The next section from the pass to the Lakes is listed as a Difficult/Technical hike in the Ouray Adventure Hiking Guide
    Beyond the Lower Lakes, the trail steepens and the final ascent to Blue Lakes Pass rates a 5 on anyone’s difficulty scale.
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    Heres the group at the trail head

    sorry for the over bright sky

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    Was this the same day?





























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    I got some of camp I still have to do but here's some f'roading on Imogene

    Obligatory Bridal Veil Falls shot along Black Bear. Switchbacks would have been ours if not for that snow plow


    Bagel?


    Camp bathroom


    Stars over camp


    Alan's pad and driveway






    At the pass








    The FJ parking lot












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    Wow... Some of those pictures are just unreal. What an awesome trip!

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    Nice! No pic of the leaking XJ that turned out to be Pauls brother?
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