Backpack - Chiwaukum, Larch & Scottish Lakes


Backpack - Chiwaukum, Larch & Scottish Lakes

Larch season is coming! Didn't get an Enchantments permit? Spend 5 days exploring the alpine lakes in the Chiwaukum Mountains. A highlight will be Larch, another larch season hotbed.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 29.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 8,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meeting place and time to be determined.



Weather can be highly variable at this time of year. Expect nighttime temperatures into the 30s, and the possibility of snow.  The trip will be cancelled or moved if there is a forecast of accumulating snow, or other substantial weather hazards.

The trip will be dog friendly, my springer spaniel will joining us. Please let me know if you want to bring a dog.

If you have questions about the trip, contact me at:




Chiwaukum, Larch & Scottish Lakes

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Leavenworth No. 178

    Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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