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Enchantment Lakes

Sep 29, 2010

by geezerhiker last modified Oct 02, 2010 07:49 PM
Type of Outing
Multi-night backpack
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Hike: Enchantment Lakes
Region: Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area
Agency: Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District
Trails: Enchantment Lakes (#1553)
Avg Rating: 4.46
Why You Should Go Now
Fall foliage
Prusik Peak at sunrise.
It was a hiker's dream... A four-day pass to the Enchantments with absolutely perfect weather! My buddy and I hiked to Colchuck, climbed Aasgard Pass, and hiked through the wonderland down to the Snow Lakes trailhead. The larch were at their peak color, the mountain goats were inquisitive, the other hikers were quite friendly, and we did not experience a single problem or inconvenience the entire time. There weren't even any bugs to bother us. I can't wait to return and explore more of this magical place.
Our greeter at the top of Aasgard Pass.
The larch are strikingly beautiful.
Perfection Lake is aptly named.
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Lower Snow Lake Outlet

Posted by dgraver at Oct 02, 2010 07:51 PM
Does anyone know what causes the massive horizontal discharge from Lower Snow Lake?

Lower Snow Lake Outlet

Posted by philhead03 at Oct 05, 2010 04:02 PM
I know that both snow lakes are used by Leavenworth and the salmon hatchery to control the flow of Snow Creek... I would assume it blasts out like that at times of year when they need a higher flow rate and open the nozzle, like a dam's flood gate.

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