Mt. Cotter 2005

Gardiner Basin

Monday, August 22, 2005

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Left the trees behind today, our campsite tonight was in an area with no trees at all.  We were to spend two nights here, at our highest camp.


Journal entry:  Easiest day so far—a few miles and 1200 feet up to the high lakes in Gardiner Basin.  Left late, took long breaks, and still got to camp not long after 1pm.  Clouds started building around noon, and a dark one was hanging over the basin most of the afternoon.  Nice as it gave us some shade.  Clouds seem to be dissipating now (5pm).  Tomorrow’s goal is a climb of Mt. Cotter.


The lake below the largest lake at around 11,000 feet

Mt. Cotter is the peak in the center

Lake 10,544 from the outlet of Lake 11,407


Mt. Cotter from the outlet of Lake 11,407

Lake 11,407 from our campsite


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