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Colvin and Blake
 
By mdamour1976 | Published on Tuesday January 22, 2008 | Categories: Blake Peak | Colvin

June 2, 1987

This was our second hike of the second season.  Like the previous week, we began near the AuSable Club and walked along most of Lake Road before beginning our ascent.  The hike beside Gill Brook is perhaps more notable than the views from either Colvin or Blake.  These peaks were named after Verplanck Colvin and Mills Blake.  If you are unfamiliar with these men, pick up a book before your next hike.


Elk Lake from Blake Peak



Boys taking a break on trail


Great Range through the trees


Gill Brook


Siamese Trees just off Lake Road


Trail along Gill Brook


Waterfall on Gill Brook


Another waterfall on Gill Brook


Brian standing next to yet another of Gill Brook's waterfalls


Jeff and Mike pausing from 'rock hopping' Gill Brook(another waterfall in background)


Mike and Brian walking along Gill Brook


Mike on trail


Mike next to rock face just off trail


Brian at low point between Colvin and Blake


Mike and Jeff sitting next to trail


Boys at sign one mile from Colvin


Lower AuSable Lake from Colvin


Upper AuSable Lake from between Colvin and Blake


'The Carry' from above


Nippletop slide through trees on ridge between Colvin and Blake


Better view of Nippletop slide from further south


Basin looking through the trees


Boys at vantage point with Basin and Saddleback beyond


Brian looking down from very steep section


Mike and Jeff standing on rock face


View of Great Range


Elk Lake through the haze


Haystack, Marcy and Skylight(notice snowfield on Marcy)


More southerly view of Haystack, Marcy and Skylight


View along Colvin-Blake trail


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Article: Colvin and Blake
Categories: Blake Peak | Colvin
Description: Colvin and Blake (#14 and #15)
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june 2, 1987

this was our second hike of the second season.  like the previous week, we began near the ausable club and walked along most of lake road before beginning our ascent.  the hike beside gill brook is perhaps more notable than the views from either colvin or blake.  these peaks were named after verplanck colvin and mills blake.  if you are unfamiliar with these men, pick up a book before your next hike.
gill brook


mike and jeff standing on rock face







elk lake through the haze



trail along gill brook
better view of nippletop slide from further south

jeff and mike pausing from 'rock hopping' gill brook(another waterfall in background)




basin looking through the trees


view along colvin-blake trail
great range through the trees
'the carry' from above

haystack, marcy and skylight(notice snowfield on marcy)

mike and jeff sitting next to trail
mike next to rock face just off trail



more southerly view of haystack, marcy and skylight

mike and brian walking along gill brook






another waterfall on gill brook

mike on trail

siamese trees just off lake road

brian looking down from very steep section


waterfall on gill brook
boys at vantage point with basin and saddleback beyond



lower ausable lake from colvin



elk lake from blake peak


upper ausable lake from between colvin and blake







brian standing next to yet another of gill brook's waterfalls

boys at sign one mile from colvin







brian at low point between colvin and blake
nippletop slide through trees on ridge between colvin and blake




view of great range
boys taking a break on trail


Author: mdamour1976
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