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What are the names of the lakes in the Enchantments?

What are the names of the lakes in the Enchantments?

Hiking the Enchantment Lakes: 9 magical sights in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

  • Colchuck Lake. Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
  • Aasgard Pass. Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
  • Isolation Lake. Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
  • Little Annapurna. Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
  • McClellan Peak. Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
  • Prusik Peak.
  • Crystal Lake.
  • Perfection Lake.

Can you swim in the Enchantments?

Our experience only rates Two Swim Suits but swimmers avoiding the sin of impatience will find Viviane deserves at least Three Swim Suits. Several hot miles below the Enchantments, we take our final swim of the day at 5:30 p.m. in Lower Snow Lake (5,415 feet).

How long is the hike to the Enchantments?

Overview of the Enchantments Hike Length of Time: 8 to 15 hours. Those on the shorter end trail run a portion of the trail. Those on the longer end tend to linger longer at the lakes. The median time is 10 to 12 hours.

How hard is the Enchantments through hike?

The most challenging day hike we have done (so far) is the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim. The Enchantments thru-hike is only slightly easier than hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim as a day hike. For the Enchantments hike, there is more elevation gain and loss, but it is a bit shorter in distance.

How many lakes are in the Enchantments?

700 alpine lakes
At an elevation of 4,500 feet (1,372 m), it is home to over 700 alpine lakes and ponds surrounded by the vast peaks of Cashmere Crags, which rate among the best rock-climbing sites in the western United States.

How hard is Colchuck Lake hike?

Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 42 min to complete. This is a very popular area for backpacking, camping, and hiking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through October.

How do you prepare to hike the Enchantments?

PREPARE PHYSICALLY (and MENTALLY). In addition to about 8-10 hours of general aerobic exercise a week and some strength training, be sure to take day hikes on weekends, progressively longer and more challenging (8-15 miles) over a couple months leading up within 1-2 weeks before your Enchantments day hike.

Do you need a permit to day hike the Enchantments?

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this unique area, all visitors must obtain a permit if visiting from May 15 through October 31. Day users need only fill out a free day-use permit, available at any of the three trailheads accessing The Enchantment Permit Area.

How do I prepare for enchantments hike?

Can you hike part of the Enchantments?

You can thru-hike The Enchantments in either direction, but I would suggest starting from the Colchuck Lake Trailhead and ending at the Snow Lake Trail Head. That is the direction that Quin and I hiked in, and that’s the direction that this guide assumes.

How long of a hike is Lake Colchuck?

This beautiful and very popular 4-mile trail is accessed from Stuart Lake Trail #1599 which starts at Stuart Lake Trailhead (3400′ elevation). The trail gradually climbs through forest along Mountaineer Creek and crosses creek at 1.5 miles on a log bridge.

Do you need a permit to day hike Colchuck Lake?

You do NOT need a permit to do a day hike to Colchuck Lake. You do need a permit for the Enchantments Special Permit Zone if you want to camp overnight here.

What is the most beautiful lake in Washington state?

11 Best Lakes in Washington

  1. Lake Crescent. Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park.
  2. Lake Chelan. Lake Chelan.
  3. Lake Wenatchee. Lake Wenatchee at sunrise.
  4. Lake Washington. Mount Rainier rising above Lake Washington.
  5. Ross Lake & Diablo Lake. Ross Lake Overlook.
  6. Pearrygin Lake.
  7. Mowich Lake.
  8. Colchuck Lake.

Do you need a permit to hike the Enchantments?

What to know about hiking the Enchantments?

The absolute minimum price of admission here is a hike of not less than seven miles gaining at least 4,400 feet in elevation in order to make it to even just one of the lakes in the Upper Enchantments. This challenging experience should not be underestimated, please make sure you have the right gear and preparation.