CHS 2 Hike - Enchantments Traverse

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Enchantments Traverse

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 21.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Please review leader notes before registering.

We will be meeting at Eightmile Campground on Friday 9/6. I have reserved one campsite for the group for Friday - Sunday. Friday night all participants must camp or stay in a hotel in Leavenworth as we will be hitting the trail before sunrise. Camping Saturday after the hike is optional. Per person share of campsite cost is $13.

The Enchantments are gorgeous but the cost of admission is a long hard day. Participants need to be comfortable on rocky uneven terrain such as boulder fields and slabs as well as have excellent conditioning. Please be prepared for all weather conditions.


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

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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