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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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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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Sloan Peak – West Face

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Given a forecast of hot sunny weather Reid and I decided to forego the glacier on the Corkscrew route and spend the day on the rock. We were eager to get up into high alpine country and soak up the ambiance on “The Matterhorn of […]

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60 Hikes 60 Miles: Seattle Guidebook Review

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle Western Washington is a special place with a wealth of scenic hiking opportunities. Welcome to the Best of the Northwest. With sea kayak access to the trailhead at Tillicum Village we hiked the Blake Island loop with co-author Bryce […]

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Alpine Traverses

The Classic Alpine Traverses of Western WA Western Washington, Hiking, Climbing, Best of the NW Year-round trails. Connecting corridors through these less trodden secret passages unlock alpine magic and surefire mountain adventure. Enchantments Traverse The turning of the larch colors signals the peak of the fall hiking season in the Pacific NW. The Enchantments Traverse […]

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Evergreen Mountain Lookout

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails.   Evergreen Mountain Lookout Stevens Pass HWY 2   Climb a peak to a fire lookout with wrap around views all under 3 miles and 1,500 vertical feet makes this a reasonable kid-friendly summit to bag.  Filmed by Meghan and Kiersten Schaeffer 10 years old. […]

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