Lake Serene

Monday, September 29, 2003:

The dogs and I headed up to Lake Serene near Index, WA.

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PICT1683: Trailhead

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PICT1684: We made a short detour to Bridal Veil Falls on the way.

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PICT1688: There's a big cliff there...

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PICT1690: Buddy and the falls.

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PICT1691: Lower falls

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PICT1693: Buddy swimming in Lake Serene

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PICT1694: Closeup of Buddy

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PICT1695: Mount Index

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PICT1696: Index again.

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PICT1697: Harley, stumbling over a log.

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PICT1699: Lake Serene.  It's pretty amazing that there is snow in September at 2500 FASL.  An effect of Global cooling?

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PICT1700: The dogs on the path.

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PICT1701: Steep cliffs above Lake Serene

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PICT1703: again

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PICT1704: Mount Index

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PICT1705: Mount Index

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PICT1706: Mount Index

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PICT1707: ditto

We tried to get to the snow over there, but the terrain between here and there was just to vertical...the only viable route involved a swim across the lake and I didn't bring my suit.

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PICT1708: Nice colors along the trail.

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PICT1709: ditto