Tuck and Robin Lakes Backpacking | Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA
Posted: January 8th, 2019, 12:18 am
Short film/video of the beautiful views along this trail.
I'll post a full trip report soon enough (hopefully). (I know I'm already super late at this, haha... bear with me. )
Just wanted to share the short film above for now! It's chronological, for the most part. The first part of the video is from the first day, and it finishes on the last day. Gives you an idea of what the whole hike is like!
To briefly summarize, we started out going the standard route to Tuck and Robin Lakes. Wildfire smoke caused some haze for the first two days. Steepest trail I've ever seen! Much of the lower part to Tuck Lake was steep, with lots of loose dirt, and full of exposed roots. The second part, from Tuck to the Robin Lakes, was very steep and rocky. Lots of granite slabs, bedrock, and boulders.... hand-over-foot climbing over granite in many places. Challenging, but so very beautiful!
From Robin Lakes, we set up camp in a spectacular site. Could see both lakes from camp. On the second day, we did some "off-trail" exploration above the lakes, heading towards the Granite Mountain Potholes and Phoebe Lake. There's some user trails that you pick up, and leave, from time to time, while going to the Granite Mt. Potholes.
Robin Lakes, the west-side one (the first one you come to, when arriving.)
Robin Lakes (the east-side one)
Milky Way at night. Camera does poorly at high ISO, which is why it is noisy. And because of the wide aperture, it resulted in Flutterbat being blurry.
Mount Daniel on the last day
Granite Mountain Potholes and Phoebe Lake
Tons of goats that weren't afraid of humans. A few walked past Flutterbat and the camera.
To explain the plush, it's for an event called "Ponies Around the World" and a personal project/tradition of mine, heh. It's all I have edited at the moment, so it will have to suffice for now, lol.