The Trap Dike
Another 45 minutes later and we found ourselves greeted by the resplendent Avalanche Lake. We had only carried minimal water up to this point so we could cruise the flatlands. At Avalanche Lake however, we got our “water buffalo” on, and took on enough water to do the remainder of our hike in case the higher terrain on Colden was bone dry.
Thar she blows! The run-out of the Trap Dike. The hairs on the back of our neck were definitely beginning to tingle.
We bushwacked around the south side of the lake, and easily found the bottom of The Dike. We entered with high expectations. A trickle of water was making it’s way down, and sounded far louder than the actual volume of the stream warranted. This is a fairly standard move in the Trap Dike.
Thank you Mount Colden for your refreshing Trap Dike water! (guess we didn’t need to pack up 2 liters each)
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