The Enchantments


Backpack - The Enchantments

Want to explore the true enchantments, not your ordinary guided tour, but all the enchantments have to offer. Due to overwhelming response, this trip is full including several individuals on the wait list.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 26.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,500 ft

To be determined later and communicated via e-mail. 

This is my second straight year returning to the enchantments for me and current permit holder for the area.  Weather rained on my parade last year.  The pace will be slow / moderate.  Factor 1.5 miles per hour and add 1 hour for 1000' of elevation gain except Aasgard pass, which is slow going all the way round.  We will be exploring all the enchantments have to offer, up close and personnel.  See below for tentative schedule.

Day 1.  Trail head, thru Colchuck Lake, up Aasgard Pass and camping at Tranquil Lake.

Day 2.  Ascending up Little Annapuna and moving to camp at Crystal Lake.

Day 3.  Ascending over Prusik pass and down to Shield / Earle Lake.

Day 4.  Ascending over Prusik pass and back to Perfection Lake.

Day 5.  Starting descent, enjoying Temple Lake and camping at Snow Lake

Day 6.  Hike to trailhead and enjoy a well earn lunch at Leavenworth. 

Coordination with the group will occur to lighten up the weights of the packs. 


The Enchantments

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

    Green Trails Enchantment Lakes No. 209S
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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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