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  • Hiking the Enchantments alpine lakes area
    • Sept 2002 - a Colchuck through-hike
    • Sept 2010 - the sequence of lakes down from the top
    • Sept 2012 - the hiking experience during a smokey season


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Hiking the Enchantments 2012

The sudden opportunity came up for me to hike once more to the Enchantments Alpine Lake Wilderness area with a friend that had a permit. (previous times second & third)

Wildfires had been burning in Eastern Washington for some weeks. The Colchuck Lake entrance to the Enchantments had even been closed down because of the fire and smoke. This was our view as we started up the trail so we were worried - until we realized the wind was blowing the smoke away from us.

smoke blowing up valley

Our trail.

wooden trail marker on tree

First we passed Nada Lake. I think it is inappropriately named because it is quite beautiful. It is also in the water supply flow to the Leavenworth fish hatchery.

Rex on trail above Nada Lake