Sorry about the lack of updates; I spent four magnificent days backpacking in the Enchantments (thanks to Tom for the permit!) and was sidelined by an injury (which is finally getting better, phew). I don’t have time to write much right now since my parents are visiting from Norway, but here are some photos + words:
Day one: Colchuck Lake. Drizzle. Heavy packs, but not heavy enough to have remembered all our tent poles. D’oh! Scott retrieves tent poles from North Bend while Jo and Ingunn get comfortable(?) with Tom in his two-man tent.
Day two: Aasgard Pass. 2200 feet of elevation gain in less than one mile. Ingunn fears legs will fall off, curses pack weight and excess blubbery poundage. Views in Upper Enchantments shut her up. Group finds excellent campsite on cliffs above Crystal Lake.
Camouflage. Ur doin it right.
Goats. More goats.
The larches are turning! Girls enjoy spacious sleeping quarters while guys marinate in own flatulence.
Day three: Sunrise.
Menfolk leave to conquer Cannon while wimmins explore Lower Enchantments.
Gnome Tarn. No gnomes. Goats.
Group reunites, ascends Little Annapurna, 8440 feet.
Blown away by views. Happy.
Day four: Wake up to a dusting of snow. Ridiculous sunrise.
Pack up, hike out. Rain. Slick boulders. Ingunn pulls muscle, fears leg actually will fall off this time. Limp to trailhead. Codeine. Aah.