Enchantment Lakes #1553
Jun 08, 2003
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Enchantment Lakes
- Region: Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area
- Agency: Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District
- Trails: Enchantment Lakes (#1553)
- Avg Rating: 4.46
- Be Aware Of
- Snow on trail
I decided to go on an overnight trio to the Snow Lakes and the make a day trip to Lake Vivian the following day. The trail is snow free, with the exception of small patches all the way to Snow Lake. The Falls at Nada Lake were roaring and beautiful. Flowers are blooming from the trail head all the way to Snow lake but not much afterwards. A few biting bugs were around but not too many.
Water was flowing over the dam between the two snow lakes, about three inches deep. It is cold but easily crossed. Snow starts in earnest on the shady SE shore of the lake but clears up a bit around the inlet. Pachy snow exist on the way up to Lake Vivian, a fair amount in the trees but almost none in the open areas. The trail is difficult to find for the last 500 vertical feet or so to the lake but once you crest the ridge the vieews are well well worth the postholes.