Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chasm Lake

Chasm lake is a beautiful snow-fed lake at the base of Longs Peak's sheer East face (called the Diamond). From this vantage you have an impressive view of an impressive mountain.

Here I am at Chasm Lake, 11,803 feet above sea level. I made it to the lake in just under 2 hours, which is decent for the 4.2 mile trip and 2400 feet of elevation gain. I passed about 30 people on the way up.
Here's the lake with the famous east face of Longs Peak in the background.
Longs Peak, Elevation 14,258 feet. One of the highest mountains in the continental US.
I liked the way the sun sparkled off the clear snowmelt. Gorgeous!
This is Peacock Pool- named for the wonderful colors I'm guessing!

Wildflowers above treeline- 11,500 feet

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