View Full Version : Back from hiking the Enchantments, Cascade mountains

09-01-2005, 11:07 AM

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.


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.

master plumber mark
09-01-2005, 06:11 PM
and why didnt I get invited along?????

where is this anyway, somewhere in the cascades???

master plumber mark
09-01-2005, 06:12 PM
and why didnt I get invited along?????

the cascades are beautiful

where on teh map is this??

09-02-2005, 01:13 PM

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.


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.

master plumber mark
09-02-2005, 03:12 PM
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.

Dunbar Plumbing
09-05-2005, 01:53 PM
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.