Upper Ball Lake
PNT Mile 273
I think I just passed out last night. I didn’t wake up till 8am. It took me til 9:30 before I started walking.
I finally got out of downfall and fire area.
I crossed over the path to the top of Parker Peak. I didn’t need any extra credit elevation.
I had miles of gorgeous ridge walking.
There’s no water unless you descend to the lakes. I found a snow patch and filled my bottles with snow and got a couple cups of water that way.
I finally got to Upper Ball Lake. It’s gorgeous. I got here just as the sun was dipping behind the mountains.
Like the Sierras, a regional magma chamber that slowly cooled while five miles below the surface. You may find traces of the volcanos they fed. Glorious.
Really beautiful. Is the water super cold?
Not in Upper Priest Lake