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  Saddlebag Lake, June 22, 2014

This was a snow recon day with the destination of the Lower Conness Lakes patches. The hike would provide views and fun for our dogs Makisha and Penny.

A panoramic view on the hike up:

L to R: Saddlebag Lake, After Work Chutes, Greenstone Chutes, Lower Greenstone. Greg and Paul's Chute, Michele.

Penny:
Penny

We are up at near 11,000 feet and Makisha wants to go higher:
Makisha

Penny in pursuit of Stev on the "Big L" Patch:
Penny and Stev

Penny in the lead with Stev following on the "Big L" Patch:
Penny and Stev

Makisha watches Stev traverse over to the next snow patch:
Makisha and Stev

Makisha above Lower Conness Lakes:
Makisha

A panoramic view looking up from the next snow patch:

L to R: Lower Conness Lakes, snow patches, Flinty's, Conness Glacier, Mt. Conness, "Big L" Chute, North Peak.

Suncups:


Stev getting ready to leave the smoother snow, "thread the needle" and navigate the suncups below:
Stev

Stev heads down another patch...
Stev
...and Penny is in pursuit again...
Penny and Stev

Stev at lunch with Penny and Makisha:
Penny, Stev, and Makisha

A panoramic view on the hike out:

L to R: Saddlebag Lake, After Work Chutes, Greenstone Chutes, Lower Greenstone. Greg and Paul's Chute, Waterfalls

It was a fun successful snow recon mission. We not only found snow for future trips, Michele also found better approach routes.

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