Source: Visit SummitPost.org for a detailed trip description.
Alternate Route: Approaching via Colchuck Lake and Aasgard Pass is another option. See our Enchantment Traverse Hike for the details of that approach and a map of that traverse.
Nearest Town: Leavenworth- Plain
Skill: 3 (advanced)
Fitness: 3 (advanced)
Fees/Permits: You’ll need a Northwest Forest Pass at either trailhead used to access this climb. Permit season for overnight trips in the Enchantments is mid- June through mid-October. The procedure for how permits are issued is occasionally tweaked. Call the Leavenworth Ranger Office (509-548-6977) to get the details on how to get your name in the lottery and/or how to get one of the first-come-first-serve permits.
Leave It Better than You Found It. This should be every user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull noxious weeds along your route, throw branches over unwanted spur trails, etc.
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