The Enchantments


Day Hike - The Enchantments

Thru hike of the Enchantments

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft

Tentative Plan:

Day Before- Camp in Leavenworth or Icicle Creek Road area
Day Before- Drive & drop off a vehicle at the Stuart Lake Trailhead (30 min drive each way from Snow Lake Trailhead, Link)
5:30am- Begin hiking from Snow Lakes Trailhead (We can also start Stuart Lake Trailhead if they're is a strong preference, sunrise is 6:00am)
6:30pm- Arrive at cars at Stuart Lake Trailhead
7:00pm- Drop off drivers at cars at Snow Lakes Trailhead
7:15pm- Drive back to Bellingham (3 hr drive, Link). Grab a quite bike somewhere?
10:15pm- Arrive back in Bellingham
If we do hike the other direction (Stuart to Snow) then people will have to be driven back up to Stuart TH adding an hour of round trip travel time after our hike
Sunset is around 8:00pm
No permits needed for thru-hikers
Distance: 18 miles, Elevation Gain: 6,500', Estimated Time: 13 hours

The Enchantments

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

    Green Trails Enchantment Lakes No. 209S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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