Chugach Peak Baggers Special #3- Eagle and Symphony Lakes

When and What:

August 2, Friday at 5 pm to August 04, Sunday 5 PM. Hike to the Eagle and Symphony Lakes and camp and hike around the lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trail starts over a ridge then descends into the valley. At the end, after climbing over the a slew of rocks and boulders from a long ago slide, are two lakes situated on both sides of a lateral moraine; Eagle Lake, which is a green milky color and Symphony Lake, a rich blue aquamarine color. The contrast in color is amazing and is one of the coolest sites in the park.

Pack your camping gears and come out!

I would like to hike to Eagle peak (6955 ft) and Cantata peak(6410ft) on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Everyone is welcome to come out and camp.

Kyong [masked]

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  • William G.

    I am glad I turned back. Though I didn't reinjure it, my ankle was already flaring up on the lower slopes, even more so on the way back down. I could feel the weakness and soreness and I did not want to put it to the test on the steep climb.

    August 5, 2013

    • Lilli

      That's what I thought was going on. You did the right thing. Hope to see you again soon!

      August 5, 2013

  • Kyong W

    It was a very long day hike, rain, strong wind, flying rocks, loose earth, water crossing, however, we made to the summit. I didn't want to Cantata alone, so I hiked the Triangle and ridge for 6 hours on Sunday. Thank you everyone, it was an awesome hike.
    FYI...Terrain: scree scrambling. 10mile RT from our camp site. 2400 vertical ft gain in just over a half mile.

    August 5, 2013

  • Kneely T.

    I am sorry I didn't make it. I figured it would be pouring rain, and my son didn't want to go. Eagle looks tougher than when I climbed it with snow. But I recall it being steep, and worrying about avalanche. Kyong, Let's do Cantata some time. It's on my list.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • William G.

    I am glad the rest of you mad it.

    August 5, 2013

  • Neil M

    Please do not constue that Kyong is laying down on the job in those pictures. If either Lillie, Kyong, or I had stood up on one of the many exposed shelfs, we would have been blown off by one of the frequent gusts. Keep up the low profile. Thanks

    August 4, 2013

  • Lilli

    Thanks, Kyong. Very challenging day on Eagle with the steep slope and loose rock, but well worth the effort. Some short rain showers, but mostly another great trip.

    August 4, 2013

  • William G.

    Yaaay. Back from vacation and in between travel.

    June 26, 2013

    • William G.

      Planning to. I have a home inspection this AM. Hopefully all will go well and I won't need to stick around town all weekend to negotiate fixes.

      August 2, 2013

    • William G.

      No need for me to hang out in ANC. I plan to be there as close to 5:00 as I can.

      August 2, 2013

  • Neil M

    I work till 5 pm on Friday, so will be about 45 minutes behind you on the trail. 'Will meet you on the morraine in between the lakes. I plan to hike on Saturday, but may have to leave late Sat PM or early Sun AM

    August 2, 2013

  • Kneely T.

    I am planning to hike in late afternoon Saturday with my son, and climb Cantata on Sunday. BUT if the weather is poor I may not hike in, but would go to the annual party for my master's swimming group instead. And so if you don't see me late on Saturday, don't worry.
    Kyong, be careful on Cantata if you do it alone. Kneely

    August 2, 2013

  • Karen

    I can only hike out with the group on Friday - and hike/run the trail back. Is this okay? I have a crazy remodel project that appears to be endless, and have a sheet rocker scheduled this weekend. Can I join you for the hike in?

    August 1, 2013

  • Meaghan R.

    Sounds like fun. Wish I go join in, have to work Sunday :(

    August 1, 2013

  • Jenn S.

    I'm not going to be able to do this. Have been pushing my self to much lately. Will rest up for #4 at Rabbit Lake.

    July 31, 2013

  • Kneely T.

    I am planning to climb only Cantata, and so I will probably hike in Saturday, and see you all in camp. Are you planning on camping on the moraine between the two lakes? Or nearer to Symphony Lake. My recollection is that there isn't anyplace to camp near Eagle Lake, that is unless you hike all the way to the far end, in which case you will need to pack up Sunday morning and come back to the moraine before starting up Cantata.

    July 29, 2013

    • Kyong W

      More likely on the moraine between the lakes.

      July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had something come up at work so I won't be able to make it. Will try for the next one. Hope you guys have fun.

    July 31, 2013

  • Lilli

    I'm interested in Eagle, but skipping Cantata. Not sure exactly when I'll hike in and out the South Fork trail. Jenn, Karen, are you staying until Sunday? I may leave early Sunday AM after resting from the climb.

    July 29, 2013

    • Jenn S.

      That is my plan as well :)

      July 29, 2013

  • Lilli

    With Juneau

    July 29, 2013

  • Karen

    I will have to leave early Sunday am. Hope you can make it Lilli!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like a great trip but I will be headed home by then! I really enjoyed meeting you during my visit to Alaska, Kyong, you are super inspiring! Thanks for organizing the last Chugach Peak Baggers meetup, it was great.

    July 26, 2013

    • Kyong W

      Nice to meeting you too Lisa, have a safe trip.

      July 26, 2013

  • Lilli

    I'm a maybe for this

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great! I've been meaning to get out there.

    July 1, 2013

  • Kyong W

    WoW!!! Long time no see William.

    June 27, 2013

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