Way as low clouds obscured the areas above Aasgard Pass and Dragontail Peak. The wind was blowing so hard it knocked over the tripod, fortunately before I mounted the camera. So, I weighted the tripod and cautiously proceeded. Back story: I scored a lottery permit for the Colchuck Zone and invited four dear friends to join me at a Colchuck Lake base camp to make day trip ascents of Aasgard Pass and access the magical Enchantments Lakes basin. Fall colors were evident and the high Alpine Larches were turning gold as we anticipated the days ahead. The elevation at the lake is 5,570 feet and Aasgard Pass, visible to the left of Dragontail Peak (center), tops out at 7,800 feet. It’s a very steep hike as the gain occurs in less than a mile, but the views are stunning. The dramatic north faces of Dragontail Peak, and Colchuck Peaks dominate the view at the south end of the lake at 8,840 feet and 8,705 feet respectively.