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enlarge 286KB, 800x600 2 Danny - Hiking up the E Fork Buttermilk Trail to Hoodoo Pass. It was sunny with blue skies when we started out but the clouds soon rolled in. This was a new way in as we usually we come in via the Eagle Lakes Trail over Horsehead Pass.
enlarge 315KB, 800x600 3 Derek - we hiked up the trail and made do with a substandard campsite off the trail as the cloudy skies changed to rain. The next day we found the usual mid trail camp about 20 minutes up the trail.
enlarge 301KB, 800x600 4 On our second day we climbed to Hoodoo Pass - couldn't see much as it was raining and misted in. We had planned on taking a high route to Bernice Lake, but the inclement weather caused us to drop down to "Junction Camp" - located at the junction of the Eagle Lakes/Cub Lake Trail with the Chelan Summit Trail.
enlarge 275KB, 800x600 5 Danny and Roger - we spent a leisurely day in camp - its a great bad weather camp. There used to be a back country ranger guard tent across the stream, but it was gone. There was a cache under a tarp where Danny got this lawn chair and an axe (returned when we left).
enlarge 192KB, 800x600 6 Roger went up to Boiling lake to try a little fishing.
enlarge 166KB, 800x600 7 Roger finishing off his catch from Boiling Lake.
enlarge 238KB, 800x600 8 Bill cooking supper - one of the nice features of this camp is a camp table.
enlarge 270KB, 800x600 9 Bill - in his raingear.
enlarge 237KB, 800x600 10 According to the bag - the dinner menu was Spaghetti with mushrooms.
enlarge 277KB, 600x800 11 Derek working on a downed tree to get firewood.
enlarge 272KB, 800x600 12 Derek.
enlarge 193KB, 800x600 13 As we were cooking breakfast - it began snowing heavilly. We hovered in camp until it let up somewhat. This is along the trail above Junction Camp.
enlarge 190KB, 600x800 14 Cub Lake is way down below.
enlarge 273KB, 600x800 15 At the pass we took a short break.
enlarge 283KB, 800x600 16 The snow was melting.
enlarge 250KB, 600x800 17 Derek
enlarge 243KB, 600x800 18 Heading down from the pass on a snow covered trail.
enlarge 192KB, 800x600 19 Looking North - I was glad we hadn't tried to do the high route the day before.
enlarge 187KB, 800x600 20 It's a long drop down to Prince Creek with a lot of switchbacks. This is on the way down looking across the way to Finney Ridge. Surprise Lake is behind the ridge just to the right of center.
enlarge 146KB, 800x600 21 View taken from our camp above the Summit Trail in the Upper Fish Cr basin. There had been more snow overnight.
enlarge 305KB, 800x600 22 Our camp in Fish Cr Basin. We made camp here and waited for Shelby, Meghan, and Jill, who were hiking in via Fish Cr Pass.
enlarge 290KB, 800x600 23 Our tents.
enlarge 340KB, 800x600 24 Derek, Shelby, and Roger - The night before I was too tired for dinner and I retired into my tent (in background). Danny was cooking dinner just outside my tent when we had a catastrophic pump failure on my Dragonfly stove. I saw a huge orange glow outside my tent - quick action by Shelby put out the fire by throwing dirt over the stove.
enlarge 184KB, 800x600 25 View from our camp on a dreary morning.
enlarge 314KB, 800x600 26 Another view of our camp.
enlarge 158KB, 600x800 27 On our way.
enlarge 262KB, 800x600 28 This section of the route goes through a burn area.
enlarge 268KB, 800x600 29 Derek, Meghan, Danny,Jill, and Shelby.
enlarge 122KB, 800x600 30 It was a short day as we made camp in Horseshoe Basin.
enlarge 188KB, 800x600 31 It wasn't long before we had a nice fire going and despite the inclement weather had a nice cozy day in camp.
enlarge 211KB, 800x600 32 Another shot.
enlarge 235KB, 800x600 33 Dinner Time - Derek, Shelby, Roger, and Jill.
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Shelby and Roger preparing dinner.
enlarge 171KB, 800x600 35 Campfire.
enlarge 365KB, 800x600 36 The next morning had a break in the weather with much welcome sunshine.
enlarge 335KB, 800x600 37 Jill and Shelby - Shelby did this hike with an injured knee. He couldn't get a Dr's release when we left, so he came in with Jill and Meghan.
enlarge 348KB, 800x600 38 Roger
enlarge 270KB, 800x600 39 Derek
enlarge 374KB, 800x600 40 Meghan
enlarge 217KB, 800x600 41 Meadow and blue skies.
enlarge 357KB, 600x800 42 Heading up the trail above our camp.
enlarge 347KB, 600x800 43 Derek, followed by Jill, Shelby, and Roger.
enlarge 225KB, 800x600 44 Roger and Derek - meadows just below Tuckaway Lake.
enlarge 246KB, 800x600 45 Roger and Derek - Tuckaway Lake is behind the trees at the left of the photo.
enlarge 338KB, 600x800 46 Meghan and Danny.
enlarge 346KB, 800x600 47 Meghan and Danny.
enlarge 267KB, 800x600 48 Tuckaway Lake.
enlarge 359KB, 600x800 49 Looking back towards the trail (from Tuckaway Lake).
enlarge 318KB, 600x800 50 Another shot.
enlarge 281KB, 600x800 51 Traversing the meadows above Tuckaway Lake before the final climb to the pass above the Oval Lakes basin.
enlarge 165KB, 800x600 52 View on the way to the pass.
enlarge 195KB, 800x600 53 Taking a break at the pass - Derek, Danny, Roger, Meghan, Jill, and Shelby.
enlarge 181KB, 800x600 54 At the pass.
enlarge 195KB, 800x600 55 Looking west from the pass - you can see Glacier Peak in the far distance just to the right of the center of the photo.
enlarge 212KB, 800x600 56 Tuckaway Lake from the pass.
enlarge 91KB, 900x303 57 Panoramic View from top of pass - click thumbnail and choose "Original" size to view.
enlarge 189KB, 800x600 58 Trail as it comes over the pass.
enlarge 167KB, 800x600 59 Looking down you can see the trail that comes from Middle and East Oval Lakes.
enlarge 275KB, 600x800 60 Roger heading down from the pass.
enlarge 312KB, 600x800 61 Derek & Shelby
enlarge 278KB, 600x800 62
enlarge 264KB, 800x600 63 Jill
enlarge 252KB, 800x600 64 It's pretty steep but the footing is good.
enlarge 280KB, 800x600 65 Oval Peak from trail.
enlarge 204KB, 800x600 66 Looking back to the pass. If you look closely (choose original size), you can see the trail as it crosses the slope.
enlarge 238KB, 800x600 67 Heading down - West Oval Lake is over the ridge to the left of the photo.
enlarge 305KB, 800x600 68 Shelby's large rainbow cooking on his stone "oven/griddle". Derek and Roger provide advice.
enlarge 295KB, 800x600 69 As usual, Oval Lake rewards us with a big rainbow - and he didn't even need a "Lucky" horseshoe. See Lucky Horseshoe story
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Cooking Shelby's fish on his "Native American" oven.