160 – Eight Mile Lakes

Car camping at the Ida Creek Campgrounds (go here - Car Camping at Ida Creek Campgrounds - to read about that) in the Leavenworth area after our backpacking trip into the Enchantments (go here - Backpacking the Enchantments - to read more about our Enchantments trip) so we could enjoy another day of hiking before making the... Continue Reading →

159 – Backpacking the Enchantments – On to Ida Creek

If you've been following the blog posts about our backpacking trip into the Enchantments area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, you already know that it was not the fact that the Government was in the middle of its 2013 shutdown that kept us from entering the inner core of the Enchantments but an early snowfall with lingering... Continue Reading →

158 – Snow Lakes

Camping near Nada Lake during our backpacking trip into the Enchantments area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness (go here - https://60before60.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/62-backpacking-the-enchantments-snow-lakes-trail-to-nada-lake/ - to read about our hike to Nada Lake), isn't this quite the view to enjoy while sipping the morning cup of coffee? With a view like this, it was almost easy to disregard the fact that... Continue Reading →

157 – Backpacking the Enchantments – Snow Lakes Trail to Nada Lake

Right up until the moment that we put on our backpacks in the parking lot by the trailhead, we felt fortunate to be able to go on this particular backpacking trip, yet not quite sure that we could do it.  First off, the Enchantments area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is a very unique and fragile... Continue Reading →

130 – Sage Hills

The drive up the narrow, steeply rutted Horselake Road, twisting sharply as it climbed up the very edge of Sage Hill made it feel like quite an adventure just to reach the trailhead. Right from the beginning of this hike, the views of the Wenatchee Valley below were wonderful, getting even better as the trail continued to take... Continue Reading →

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