Sunday, June 5, 2011

2002 Pictures Part Four

Hiking difficult moraine past dark.


Early morning after a couple hours of sleep on the ground. Removable blow-up seats from Alpacka rafts make great pillows. 

The joy of navigating unstable moraine on brutalized ankles is difficult to describe.

Hiking along a glacial lake near Skolai Pass. 

This picture shows the rest of the lake we need to circumvent.  To get an idea of the scale of the place, notice the person standing next to the water on a small outcrop of rock.  The mountain pass in the middle of the picture, just to the lower left of the snow, is the beginning of the Goat Trail.  The pass is several miles away, about 2000 feet higher in elevation, and across a good sized, waist deep glacial river.

Crossing the river. 

On top of the pass with the lake and river in the background.   

The origins of the Chitistone River and the beginning of the Goat Trail. 


  1. Thanks Roman! I have a few more pictures from that race that I'll post soon.