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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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brian at low point between colvin and blake



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


view along colvin-blake trail




haystack, marcy and skylight(notice snowfield on marcy)


better view of nippletop slide from further south

boys taking a break on trail



more southerly view of haystack, marcy and skylight
upper ausable lake from between colvin and blake

trail along gill brook

nippletop slide through trees on ridge between colvin and blake
siamese trees just off lake road





view of great range





mike and jeff sitting next to trail





great range through the trees

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

waterfall on gill brook




mike next to rock face just off trail
boys at sign one mile from colvin
mike and jeff standing on rock face
'the carry' from above





another waterfall on gill brook



gill brook

basin looking through the trees







brian looking down from very steep section

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.

boys at vantage point with basin and saddleback beyond



elk lake from blake peak
lower ausable lake from colvin
mike and brian walking along gill brook
elk lake through the haze



Author: mdamour1976
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