Home - 2003 - Backpacking at Lake Chelan

Photographer: Josh Eckels

Our route and campsites

Nalgene at night

John and Chloe on the ferry to Prince Creek

Ferry wake

The lady of the Lady of the Lake stacking backpacks

John enjoying some relish

Lady of the Lake at Prince Creek

Crossing the first stream

Prince Creek

The first of many burnt trees

Lake Chelan, looking north from around Prince Creek

Small stream

Another little stream

Pine cones

Silky lupine

Interesting dead plants

Interesting dead plants, close up

Skull of some sort of large critter

Pumping water at the stream

Pumping water at the stream

Green grass, burnt trees

Don't Dilly-Dally in the Drainages

View from our first campsite


John and Chloe at the first campsite

Narrow-leaved desert parsley

Grass seed

John and Chloe relaxing before dinner

Our marvelous tents

Storm clouds blowing overhead

Storm clouds blowing overhead

Waiting for dinner

John and tent flapping in the wind

Tree and storm clouds

Four hawks gliding on the wind

Dinner time, first night

John and Chloe hanging the food

Ponderosa pine tree at dusk

Campsite, night one, and view

Arrowleaf balsamroot


Burnt shrub and view of the lake

Burnt trees


One of the many creeks

Me and a view


View to the south from the high point of the trail

The trail

A sagebrush lizard trying to hide

Big driftwood

Big driftwood

View to the north from second night's campsite


Wild roses

Bark on a log

A big dead tree

Second night's campsite

Getting ready for dinner

Tofo and peanut butter going into the pot

Sunset looking north

Dinner, mid-preparation

Sunset looking north

Hanging the food for the second night

Hanging the food for the second night

After-dinner drinks

Assorted hangables

Morning view from second night's campsite

Deer in Stehekin

First night's campsite from the ferry back to Chelan

Overflow seating on the ferry

John and his aged beef jerky

View from campsite on the first night

View of the lake from the high point of the trail

View from campsite on the second night


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