Sunday night lodging.
After returning from my day hike up to Robin Lakes and beyond, I returned to my tent and camp at Tuck Lake. I had the entire lake to myself, not one other person camped there Sunday night. I opened the rainfly to organize my bed and later decided to open the entire front of the tent's rainfly so I could get lots of fresh air and view the night sky. Nice way to spend an evening without TV.
In late afternoon I hiked the high ridge north along the granite ridge that borders Robin Lakes and took a series of hand held photographs to stitch together to try to capture the feel of this big spectacular alpine country.
These photo are on my day pack hike up to Robin Lakes and along the northwest ridge above them, Sunday afternoon 9.20.09. It is about one mile and about a one hour "haul" up from Tuck Lake to Lower Robin Lake.
Left Hyas Lake/Deception Pass trailhead at 11 am Sunday 9.20.09.
Arrived at Tuck Lake 1:45 PM. Set up tent; ate late lunch, took photos, organized camp. 3 pm - set off on day hike up to Robin Lakes and the ridge running toward Trico Mountain. Returned to Tuck Lake camp Sunday evening; filtered water; ate dinner and spent the night at Tuck Lake (no other backpackers camped there).
Got up at 6:30 am on Monday morning 6.21.09; took sunrise photos, ate a bite, packed up. Left tuck Lake at 8 am. Arrived back at Hyas Lake trailhead at around 11:30 am. Drove home.