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登Crater Lakes賞花行(2017.08.01)

South Crater Lake 3
South Crater Lake 
 
 
Crater Lakes位在James Peak Wilderness範圍內,是一處五個高山湖構成的登山景點,登山口在Rollinsville西邊約7.5哩處屬於Union Pacific Railroad火車隧道東入口(Moffat Tunnel)East Portal TrailheadCrater Lakes五個湖的分佈可分為上、中、下三層,最下層一個湖位在中層南、北兩湖出水口下方,因為較偏遠,且路徑陡峭較少人前往;中層有兩個湖,因分處南、北兩方位,故稱為南湖(South Crater Lake)跟北湖(North Crater Lake),這兩湖是一般遊客必到的地方,而一般所稱的Crater Lakes大概就是指這兒,北湖四周的森林空地是非常理想的露營營地;最上層距中層雖只約0.5哩,但因爬昇甚高、路徑陡峭,所以也較少人攀登,最上層也有兩個湖略呈東西向排列,登上此地不但居高臨下,而且沿途有盛開野花依偎著小瀑流水,景色極為迷人。

該湖區我已登臨多次,且五個湖均已造訪過;小孫子貝貝也跟我爬過中間的南、北兩湖,前天祖孫倆又去登此湖區,這次又多走了Upper Crater Lakes的東、西兩湖,下湖則因怕時間太晚且路跡較不清楚而沒下去造訪。

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攀登湖泊:
Middle Crater Lakes—
       North Crater Lake(10,600
/3,231公尺)
       South Crater Lake(10,575
/3,223公尺)
Upper Crater Lakes—
       East Lake (11,050
/3,368公尺)
       West Lake (11,100
/3,383公尺)
登山口East Portal Trailhead(海拔約9,220/2,810公尺)
登山里程:來回約7.5(12公里)
爬升高度:約1,950(594公尺)
登山時間6小時20

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行車資訊:
BoulderBoulder Canyon Road(CO 119)西行,16哩後抵Nederland小鎮,接Peak To Peak 景觀公路(CO 119, CO 72)南下,行4.8哩抵Rollinsville,右轉E. Portal road (Rollins Pass) 西行,約7.5哩後行車終點(Moffat Tunnel)即為登山口,此處是Union Pacific Railroad火車隧道的東入口。

步程簡述:
09:50
East Portal Trailhead(海拔約9,220)South Boulder Creek Trail的指示牌沿步道前進;
East Portal Trailhead
East Portal Trailhead
Moffat Tunnel - East Portal
Moffat Tunnel - East Portal
 
 
先經一小段狹小步道後進入寬敞的舊車道沿著South Boulderreek西進,沿途夾雜著雲杉、冷杉、白楊木和草原。
10:00
經過James Peak Wilderness 界碑(木牌告示)(距登山口約0.25 )
Entering James Peak Wilderness area
Entering James Peak Wilderness area
 
 
 
10:30 抵達Arapaho Lakes Forest Lakes Trail 岔路(距登山口約1.25 哩,海拔約9,555),右往Arapaho Lakes
Forest Lakes,左往South Boulder Creek TRCrater Lakes TR,取左直行。
Forest Lakes & South Boulder Creek Trail fork
Forest Lakes & South Boulder Creek Trail fork
 
 
 
10:57 抵達Crater Lakes Trail 岔路(距登山口約1.95 哩,海拔約9,930),左往South Boulder Creek TRRogers Pass,右往Crater Lakes,取右在森林中盤升;
Crater Lakes & South Boulder Creek Trail fork
Crater Lakes & South Boulder Creek Trail fork
 
 
 
此後步道轉為較陡峭,偶有大岩石、難走地形,如此路段大約有0.7哩,直到稜線平緩地形。
James Peak from Crater Lakes Trail
James Peak from Crater Lakes Trail
Taken from a James Peak viewpoint
Taken from a James Peak viewpoint
 
 
 
11:47 抵達Crater Lakes南湖出水口(距登山口約2.85 哩,海拔約10,543)
South Crater Lake outlet
South Crater Lake outlet
 
 
 
11:52  抵達South Crater Lake (距登山口約3.00 哩,海拔約10,575)
South Crater Lake 2
South Crater Lake 4
South Crater Lake 
Taken from South Crater Lake 1
Taken from South Crater Lake 5
Taken from South Crater Lake 2
Taken from South Crater Lake 
 
 
12:10 South Crater Lake 北岸越過一小段步道即抵達North Crater Lake (距登山口約3.05 哩,海拔約10,600)North Crater Lake是此處最大的一座湖,四周有多處營地,在此午餐。
North Crater Lake 2
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