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The Enchantments Traverse Attempt (the E.T.) 2011

Enchantments Traverse If forced to pick a single favorite trail in the Pacific NW we choose the Enchantments.  That’s why we make an annual trip each fall to experience this magical alpine setting. From Stuart Lake Trail-head up Asgard Pass through Upper Enchantment Lakes to Snow Creek Trail-head Approx 30 kilometers, 5,000 feet vertical gain […]

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The Enchantments Traverse 2010

Enchantments Traverse If forced to pick a single favorite trail in the Pacific NW we choose the Enchantments.  That’s why we make an annual trip each fall to experience this magical alpine setting. From Stuart Lake Trail-head up Asgard Pass through Upper Enchantment Lakes to Snow Creek Trail-head Approx 30 kilometers, 5,000 feet vertical gain […]

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Enchantments Traverse (the E.T.) 2013

Enchantments Traverse If forced to pick a single favorite trail in the Pacific NW we choose the Enchantments.  That’s why we make an annual trip each fall to experience this magical alpine setting. From Stuart Lake Trail-head up Aasgard Pass through Upper Enchantment Lakes to Snow Creek Trail-head Approx 30 kilometers, 5,000 feet vertical gain […]

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Enchantments Traverse Attempt Guide

Enchantments Traverse Preparation Guide   Enchantments in-a-day Guide Avoid the permit lottery frenzy.  Cross the spectacular Enchantments in a day.  Here are some pointers on how to have the best experience on the “ET” Enchantments Traverse. Weather Forecast – Camping: Bivy the night before at Eightmile or Johnny Creek campgrounds. Bring a sleeping bag and […]

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The Enchantments Traverse 2014

Connects Stuart Lake trail head to Snow Creek trail head crossing this magical alpine paradise in a day. Fall is an excellent time to catch the changing colors like the fiery larch. Shuttle a second vehicle to the Stuart Lake trail head. Ascend along Mountaineer Creek taking a left to climb more directly into the […]

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The Mostly-Annual Enchantments Traverse Attempt (the E.T.)

Enchantments Traverse If forced to pick a single favorite trail in the Pacific NW we choose the Enchantments.  That’s why we make an annual trip each fall to experience this magical alpine setting. From Stuart Lake Trail-head up Asgard Pass through Upper Enchantment Lakes to Snow Creek Trail-head Approx 30 kilometers, 5,000 feet vertical gain […]

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