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Had your heart set on hiking the Enchantments Alpine Lakes

Had your heart set on hiking the Enchantments Alpine Lakes

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Had your heart set on hiking the Enchantments Alpine Lakes Wilderness? Don't worry! There are plenty of other beautiful places in Washington State!

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Looking back at Colchuck Lake from the top of Aasgard Pass

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MY LAST HIKE IN THE ENCHANTMENTS. Mt. Stuart in Unsettled Weather in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

The Enchantments have been touted as the best hike in Washington State and from my experience it is. Located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the heart of ...

The Enchantments via Aasgard Pass

The Enchantments

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Camping in The Enchantments core zone requires a hard-to-get permit, which

Taking in Dragontail Peak and the stunning blue of Colchuck Lake before ascending Aasgard Pass.

The sun sets over Dragontail Peak above Lake Colchuck in Central Washington's Enchantments region. CREDIT

View full sizeHudson HenrySeattle climber Don Beavon takes a photograph while standing on a granite outcrop above Inspiration Lake in the Enchantments.

Leprechaun Lake in the Enchantment Core

Enchantments Thru Hike

The Temple, Inspiration Lake, and Perfection Lake

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Hiking through a sea of boulders. CREDIT: TED ALVAREZ

At the entrance to the Enchantment lakes

Sometimes I get SO tired of all the posts about hiking solo as woman! This post if for all you out there how actually have to adjust to hiking with others!

The long march up Asgard Pass in The Enchantments. CREDIT: TED ALVAREZ

The Seven Lakes Basin is a bit of a misnomer, as there are at least

The hike to Snow Lake from here is rocky and difficult, losing a few thousand feet.

A group of hikers attemping Aasgard Pass

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View of Colchuk Lake on the descent from Aasgard Pass

Leprechaun Lake in the Enchantments

View of Colchuck Lake - to reach the Enchantment Lakes we'd need to hike

Amelia Urry, a member of the group, stops for the view at Sprite Lake

Eightmile Lake, The Enchantments

Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness: The Longer Trails (Regional Hiking Series): Jeff Smoot: 9780762730988: Amazon.com: Books

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Enchantment Basin from Prusik Pass

Driving Distance: 3hr 28min (200mi )

View full sizeHudson HenryLittle Annapurna Mountain and Larch trees refelcted in Perfection Lake.

Mountain goats run through a meadow under Prusik Peak. (All photos Ted Alvarez/Crosscut)

Miniature waterfall flowing from one lake to another

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A campsite near Isolation Lake. CREDIT: TED ALVAREZ

In the rainy and snowy winter, I can't help but reminisce about warm and sunny summer backpacking trips. And the more I think about backpacking, ...

A favorite hiking destination, Snow Lake, east of Seattle in the Washington Cascade Mountains

Backpacking Alpine Lakes Wilderness - Exploring The Enchantments Washington

By now, we've been hiking for around five hours. Hungry, we enjoy our lunch in the upper basin and enjoy the view of Tranquil Lake.

Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness: The Longer Trails (Regional Hiking Series): Jeff Smoot: 9780762730988: Amazon.com: Books

My memories of our thru hike beyond this point are murky. I think the combination of intense exertion and our constant movement made it difficult for me to ...

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Start of the trailhead for enchantments

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The hike up from Stuart/Colchuck Lake Trailhead

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This one is from one of the lakes in The Enchantments called Colchuck Lake. Its a medium level day hike ...

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By now, we've been hiking for around five hours. Hungry, we enjoy our lunch in the upper basin and enjoy the view of Tranquil Lake.

Aasgard Pass perches above Colchuck Lake in Washington State's legendary Enchantments range. The rough trail to the pass rises 2,200 feet in less than a ...

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Aasgard ahead

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Crystal Lake

Mount Rainier National Park could soon have cellphone access at Paradise and on nearby hikes.

It wasn't long before the most famous residents of the Enchantments made an appearance. Within just ten minutes of our arrival, a very healthy and ...

The next morning, I took off to the Enchantment Basin. The hike from Snow Lakes to Lake Vivian, the first lake, is a buttkicker. Blisters had set into my ...

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This summer, I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt, delivered a handwritten letter to a mailbox 4000 feet up above the clouds, huffed my way to alpine lakes with ...

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Colchuck Lake, The Enchantments

When I woke up on Sunday morning after hiking the Enchantments, I broke a promise I made to myself – I would “just chill” on Sunday, lay in bed and not walk ...

Colchuck Lake

Fritz, Kyle and Glenn filtering water from Upper Snow Lake. (Photo by Chris). “Core Enchantments Zone” Day Hike

Colchuck Lake from Aasgard Pass

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Colchuck Lake, The Enchantments

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Perfection Lake, The Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA

If you're interested in exploring the the trails of the Pacific Northwest, check out my list of summer hikes below, and remember when life gives you ...

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Isolation Lake

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It's no surprise that this eye-popping alpine lake is incredibly popular. If the stunning lake color set against a dramatic backdrop of mountaintops were ...

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Chris enjoying a brief rest on our hike.

On the shore of Lake Caroline, The Enchantments

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