Enchantment Lakes Trip
August 22-29, 2020
Co-Trip Leaders: Steve Kinch and Sharon Williams
Type of Trip: Hiking
Trip Cost/Deposit: $965/$485 (+ Airfare)
Cancellation Date and full payment: June 1, 2020
Wilderness Level: 4
Trip Difficulty: Difficult (Total and 1-Day max) 8-10 miles; One day 21 iles maximum for those interested
Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment
Level 3: Applies to backpacking trips in which we hike with 25-35 pound backpacks. In one day, we can hike up to 7 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 5 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged trails. For a Level 3 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack.
Level 4: Denotes backpacking trips on established but rugged, unmaintained trail with multi-day backpacks (30-40 pounds). The hiking can e steep and sustained with long daily distances (up to 9 miles) and significant elevation change (up to 4000 feet). You should be comfortable running/biking/hiking for several hours without many breaks.
Group Size: 8/7 Maximum/Minimum
Washington’s Enchantment Lakes are a truly magical sight to see. They reside in an area where immense granite peaks, majestic mountain goats, and crystal-clear alpine lakes are hidden around every corner. If you haven’t had a chance to experience this captivating place, this is the trip for you.
This trip has a high difficulty rating, so experience and fitness is required. We will day hike to Colchuck Lake area, Snow Lake area, Thunder Mountain Lakes trail and a possible total Enchantment zone thru hike for those willing and up to the challenge (approximately 21 miles). This trip will involve significant elevation gain.
We will meet on Saturday, August 22nd in the morning or early afternoon at the Seattle airport. We will pick up rental vehicles and head to our house which will be our base for the next week. The club will provide breakfast and dinners at the house. You will need to provide lunch and snacks while on the trail. A dinner in town may be an option at your expense.
Sunday, we will explore the nearby town of Leavenworth Washington. Monday we will start our day hiking.
Our trip will conclude with flying out of Seattle on Saturday, August 29th
We will have 1-2 shakedown hikes in June and/or July before we leave.
Questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form and Long Waiver Form.
Effective on all trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel. Even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the active roster (i.e. those who stay on the waitlist) will NOT be charged the $50 cancellation fee.