After approaching the stunning Carnarvon Lake and setting up our little camp, Kaycie and I had a decision to make. It had only taken us just over 3.5 hours to hike into camp and we were left with many hours of daylight. Of course this was a good thing, but we wanted to use our time and the great weather we were having to our best advantage. The wx was calling for a clear day followed by up to 24 hours of rain / tstorms starting the next day around noon. Originally our plan had been to scramble Strachan on our approach day since it looked to be easy and short from the bivy site. On our second day we were planning a pretty long loop involving ascents of both Mount MacLaren and Mount Shankland.
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