Back from hiking the Enchantments, Cascade mountains

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  1. Terry

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    Last week I spent five days in the Enchantments hiking, and doing a little fishing. Sometimes I think I'm getting a bit old to pack 50 pounds up some of these passes. I even went from hauling beer up there and switched to wine for happy hour to save some weight.

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    This is our happy hour lounge. About 4:30 in the afternoon, it's Miller time.

    The elevation was over 8,000 feet for most of this. Some of the high lakes, this is not one of them, the fish are plentiful. A fish on every cast, for about four fish, then move down a hundred feet and do it again.
     
  2. Master Plumber Mark

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    looks nice,

    and why didnt I get invited along?????



    where is this anyway, somewhere in the cascades???
     
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  4. Terry

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    Gee Mark,
    Sorry about that. If'n you want to hike in the Northwest, just let me know.
    There's a lot of nice places I go every year.

    http://www.terrylove.com/psbl/hiking/enchant.htm

    The Enchantments are near Leavenworth in Washington.
    The link above has some more information that my friend Bruce wrote.
    When August and September hits, that's the best time to hit the mountains around here.
    By the way, there's fish in all the lakes here. Some of the Enchantment lakes you just throw your spoon out and reel them in.

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    Why does this make me think of molars?

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    Prussic Peak
    A beautiful collection of lakes above 7,000 feet amid the Cashmere Crags of the Stuart Range.
     
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    how far a hike was it???

    just wondering how far you hiked with a 50lb pack??

    I hiked the windriver mountain range in wyoming years ago
    doing about 8-10 miles a day.......
    for a week with a 50 on my back

    looking back on it, I cant say for sure wether it
    was a vacation or not...


    I could not do that much of a hike today,

    rather have a helicopter just drop me off.
     
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    Looks like you had a wonderful time Terry. I have a cousin that takes trips like that and takes a slew of pictures. I can only imagine how beautiful it was up there. I go to a website that allows people to take pictures and show them off, use as desktop backgrounds.
     
  7. Terry

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    These guys were hanging around our campsite.

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    Assgard Pass from Colchuck Lake

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    Great colors

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    I like swiming across this little bay after a day of hiking.

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    To the left in the picture is Dragon Tail.
     
  8. Terry

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    There is a string of lakes in the Enchantments. The farther up you go, the more ice and snow you run into.

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    Cool pics! You know you are up there when looking eye to eye with those goats. :)
     
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    We've been out west a couple of times. Utah, Yellowstone, Canadian Rockies, and up to BC and down in your area, taking in the Olympic peninsula. Very very nice pics. I'm limited to the parking lot, but there's lots to see from the road. Hope to get out there again some day.
     
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