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Tentatively planning a trip to Alaska next year because it has pretty much everything I love so why not? Looking at photos from The Enchantments is making me want to explore more pretty places ✨
peak a boo blue. late night tease through the trees. #Washington #ColchuckLake
Always in awe of these mountains ✨ . In true shoulder season fashion, the weather was wild. Thankful for a break in clouds to see some blue sky and SNOW on our run up up colchuck 😍🌲 Also, let's be real, we walked half of the uphill 😂😁 #trailrunning #trailwalking #colchucklake #enchantments #alpinelakes #snowiscoming
Wander often. Wonder always. 🐉 Between Dragontail Peak and Colchuck Peak you will find this remarkable alpine lake. You got to be pretty brave to jump in now since it’s cooled down considerably from the middle of the summer but it still shimmers like a jewel! . . . . . . . . . . . . #colchucklake #dragonpeak #colchuckpeak #alpinelakeswilderness #leavenworth #visitleavenworth #mountainsarecalling #explorewashington #thatpnwlife #pnwonderland #wanderwashington #theNWadventure #upperleftusa #roamtheplanet #optoutside #travelgram #unitedoutside #adventuretime #welivetoexplore #awesomeearth #placeswow #beautifulmatters #putyourselfoutthere #exploreclub #landofadventures #sonyalpha #iamanything
Hiked up to Colchuck Lake in the Enchantments with some rad people and Goose the shark. This was such a fun trip 😊
Colchuck Lake Round dos. This is becoming a yearly tradition, we both are not sure why bc every time we feel like we’re going to die BUT that view!! 👏🏻🙌🏻
Coming down off Aasgard Pass. It was a long day but totally worth it to get to the highest point on The Enchantments trail. 7800 feet in elevation, 11 hours of hiking and 14 miles in one day. The views of this magical land are absolutely epic....#theenchantments #colchucklake #aasgard #aasgardpass #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwlife #neverstopexploring #alpinelakes #washingtonstate #washingtoncascades #northcascades #hikingadventures #hikeforyoursoul #hikinginthecascades #adventuretime #adventuregirl #explore #explorewashington #beautifulwashington #keepclimbing #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwestisbest #epicbeauty #climbhigh #liveyourbestlife
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. 🌱 _____ It’s #TravelTip Tuesday! Have you ever travelled with someone who has a totally different travel style than you? Riley and I have been trying to find more balanced itineraries to keep us both patient and happy - hiking and nature-focused trips like Tahoe and Seattle and Colorado are some favorites. 🏔 Do you have tips for traveling with someone who doesn’t have the same style as you? Let me hear em! 👇🏻 . . . . . . #travel #tuesday #traveltuesday #traveltiptuesday #happyplace #getoutside #operationvacation #hikepnw #pnwonderland #traveltips #seattle #washington #liketohike #hike #trailblazer #travelwriter #travelpnw #travelpr #travelblogger #naturephotography #naturegram #sunshine #optoutside #colchucklake #colchucklakehike #weekendgetaway #weekendtrip #moderatelyexcitedtravels
AY,GURL. 😂😘 🌲⛰😚💨🍃 . . . 📸 @astronautgardener my summit sister for life. 👯‍♀️
Dragontail twin peaks 😍🌲⛰💫 . . . 📸 @_lassodajamaicanman
Beautiful fall hikes to Colchuck and Stuart Lakes in the Leavenworth area #pnw #leavenworth #colchucklake #stuartlake #fall
Discovering new places over the last 3 years has had a profound impact on what we want to do, and where we want to spend the rest of our lives. We want to spend it in the mountains, where glaciers feed neon colored alpine lakes, where mountains are covered with snow in summer, where trails lead to majestic places like these. #alpinelakes #alpinelakewilderness #enchantmentlakes #colchucklake #washington #hike #backpack #camp #livinthedream
Monday’s don’t always have to be a drag! It’s Mountain Crush Monday! 😍🌲⛰🤙🏾 Check ✔️this Alpine lake and Dragontrail and Colchuck Peaks off your bucket list and remember #leavenotrace and #packitinpackitout Hike info below! 👇🏾 . . 📸 @_lassodajamaicanman . . Location: 📍 Colchuck Lake, Central Cascades, Washington State Duration:8miles round trip, 2280 ft elevation gain Terrain: gradually inclining your way through dense forest, crossing a log bridge,the trail becomes a little rocky and you’ll come to another log bridge to cross, after that it’s a uphill battle over rocks and roots but so worth it! Difficulty: 7/10
The Enchantments🌲❄️ . . . . . #pnw #pnwonderland #colchucklake #washingtonstate #pnwcompass
Fun fact about me: I tend to stay upbeat about most things (life, relationships, the WEATHER) but when it comes to hard physical activity, I doubt myself. This hike had an elevation gain of roughly 2300 feet and I was SO nervous. We were going with some friends who hike more than we do, with huge packs!, and I thought “I am gonna be the slow friend and hate everything.” But actually, it was fine. More than fine. I was able to hold a conversation and not huff and puff the whole way like I imagined. And this was the view at the top. It’s amazing how when you push yourself just a litttttle out of your comfort zone, you realize you’re actually way more badass then you thought. At least I do, anyway. 💁🏼‍♀️
Thinking back to our trip to #leavenworth , #colchucklake , #enchantments trips up #asgard and the campside laughter #hikingadventures #backcountrycamping #theplaceswellgo
Gumby is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to. #colchucklaketrail #colchucklake #theenchantments #pnwonderland #instagumby #theadventuresofgumby #adventuringgumby
Hiked to Colchuck Lake with the little man. Rain, wind, snow and sun; we got it all. Stunning and totally worth it. #colchucklake #thatwascold
3 more blocks to go! Halfway done with the year ♡ #ColchuckLake #PharmacySchool #AdventuresofTomKat
A spectacular day in the mountains with these amazing humans from @chelanproject. Thank you for letting me come along!! Colchuck you have my ❤️always.
So.. I hiked Colchuck lake again, yah I know I did it yesterday 😅.. It rained all the way up but was gorgeous and sunny for a little bit when I got to the lake. Once the clouds & wind started to come in more it got cold really fast so I booked it down. Fresh dusting of snow on top just overnight. Oh and a deer and I scared each other 5 mins from the trailhead on the way out. #colchucklake #again #whiteclaw #hiking #womenwhohike
Pure magic ❤️. Possibly the most beautiful hike I've ever done and definitely a test of my limits to do it through in a day. Thanks @brettelljack for keeping the adventures going. This is one that won't soon be forgotten 😍. #deathmarch #enchantments #25mileslater
This place is incredible! Just 2 hours outside Seattle, near a small German town called Leavenworth. Definitely worth a visit!
Aasgard Pass report - Snow: 0 Hikers: a lot!
Colchuck Lake at around 8am. If you ever make it to the lake as a day hike, climb up the Aasgard Pass a little to get these awesome views of the lake. I imagine the sunsets over the lake are even more epic.
Looking towards Aasgard Pass and trying to not to get intimidated by it. It ended up being not as tough as I imagined it would be, and the hike from lake up the pass took me ‘only’ 1.5hr. The key is to pace yourself and drink lots of water, as many people experience a feeling of upset stomach after climbing almost 2,000ft in 3/4 of a mile. Yes, I’m proud of myself for through-hiking the Enchantments in a single day. But would I do it again? Probably not.
Pnw is best yo. Photography is 80% lighting/conditions, 15% composition, 3% camera, and 2% having enough protein bars to not pass out on the way up to the destination. #cascadiaexplored #washingtonexplored #pnw #colchucklake #alpinelakeswilderness
This was my first glimpse of this lake. I'm still in awe of how beautiful it is. My goal is to hike the entire loop next summer and visit all the lakes the Alpines have to offer. . . . #colchucklake #firstview #theenchantments #leavenworth #pnw #pnwgirl #hiking #adventures #beautiful #untouched #mothernature #glorious #perfect #home #getoutdoors
Colchuck Lake was awesome. Next time we’ll give Asgard Pass and the Enchantments a try. 💪🏼⛰ #colchucklake #alpinelakeswilderness #wenatcheenationalforest #washingtonstate #washington #travel #hiking #explore #adventure #wanderlust
This alpine lake has been on my list for a while. I’m glad I finally made it! #colchucklake #glacialblue #mountaingoat #pnwonderland
When we make the distance our focus, we lose the celebration in our steps.
From the summit of Aasgard pass...aka gateway to the upper enchantments. Looking down at Colchuck Lake . . . .  #rei1440project #pnw #pnwonderland #theoutbound #find_amazing #untrodden #washingtonexplored #pnwdiscovered #colchucklake #theenchantments #leavenworth #aasgardpass
#colchucklake 7:45 am the morning we climbed/hiked up #aasgardpass . The lake was so still and cold . So crystal and pristine #theenchantments #enchantments #northcascades #moodygrams
The first view of #aasgardpass when reaching #colchucklake .. and realizing you’ll be climbing up that the next day 🙈⛰ #theenchantments #enchantments #northcascades #pnw #backpacking #enchantmentslottery
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, home to the Enchantments = a paradise of glacier-worn granite spires rising to the sky, seemingly endless turquoise blue alpine lakes, and trees shaped by the rough winter weather. Out of the thousands of people who apply each summer, Kevin and I were lucky enough to score a camping reservation from the lottery reservations system this year. Our spot was not in the highly prized core Enchantment zone but we made sure to soak in every bit of this special place that we could. We set up camp at Stuart Lake; which would be our home base to spend three days exploring the wilderness.
In my happy place today. Hit my goal with hike #52 in 52 weeks and couldn’t think of a better way to end it than at Colchuck Lake. #52hikechallenge2018 #52hikes52weeks #colchucklake #alpinelakewilderness #leavenworth #alpinelakes #pnwonderland #pnwisbest #travelwashington
“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever” Not always easy but very much in love with my journey 😊 #colchucklake #naturebeauty #lovelife #atpeace #fullheart #womenwhohike #pnw
Thru-hiked/ran the Enchantments today!!! This is at Colchuck Lake before assenting Aasgard pass behind it to enter into the Upper Enchantments! . . . . #rei1440project #pnw #pnwonderland #theoutbound #find_amazing #untrodden #washingtonexplored #pnwdiscovered #colchucklake #theenchantments #leavenworth
The mountains have been refreshing for my soul, mostly because of the sweetest company to share the experience 💛 // Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. - Psalm 90:1-2 // #thanksJesus #getoutside #pnwonderland #enchantments #colchucklake #washingtonstate #glory #westcoastbestcoast #takemetothemountains #nofilter #goxplr #girlsthathike #liveoutdoors
What I’ve seen today😎 Beat the sun up to Colchuck Lake and the crowds too. Never in all my years have I seen it so busy on those trials. When we got back, to what was a pretty empty parking lot when we started I was blown away at the amount of cars and how far they were parked down the road. Regardless, was so great to see so many people out enjoying this weather. #getoutside #outsideisfree #pnw #upperleftusa #colchucklake #hiking #goodtimeswithfriends
Wish I was climbing epic peaks with this lil group of sweet cheeks. 🏔🍑 #divinealpine #girlgang #colchucklake
Okay, I might be addicted to this hike.. pushed myself a bit harder this time. Up in 1hr 45mins & down in 1hr & 30mins. The Bad Granny definitely helped at the top! Until next time.. #colchucklake #badgranny #hiking #womenwhohike #leavenworth
Yesterday’s adventure to #colchucklake it was absolutely stunning 😍 so serene, I’ll be back again! #pnw #upperleftusa #hikepnw #hikewa #colchuck #leavenworth #enchantments #pnwonderland #getoutside #experiencenature #pacificnorthwest #swipe
Oh what a beautiful summer it has been. Truly amazing filled with great memories. I pushed myself to go out exploring new places every weekend I could and now I've been to more places in 1 summer than I have all year.
Hands up in the air for Fri-yay!! Can you believe it is officially the LAST weekend of summer?! Fall is next Saturday! Where does the time go?! Make sure to get out there & explore for that last summer hurrah. Hopefully the weather is good because it's raining right now. I'm really excited for this weekend though because I'm finally starting my wedding dress shopping! Maybe I will get lucky & find THE ONE on my first trip! I'm also planning to fit a hike in since we skipped last weekend. What should we do for hike # 22?! What are your favorite hikes in WA for the September time frame? I've been wanting to get out to the North Cascades but there are a lot of great fall hikes out there so I may just wait until closer to prime larch march times and do a couple hikes in 1 or 2 weekends out there since the drive is so far! Time to do some research tonight for Sunday's hike 🤔 Have an amazing Friday & weekend everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer #colchucklake #enchantments #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #lake #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #landscape #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #alpinelakeswilderness #view #pnwcollective #northwestisbest #beautifuldestinations
Walking into the chaos of Monday after an awesome weekend like...But actually this little rock field was fun and Mondays are usually not so fun lol. Full disclosure, I'm not a morning person so waking up on Mondays is always a downer for me lol, but by mid-day I feel much better so I'm sorry for the negativity lol! I hope everyone has a fantastic Monday and starts their week off with a bang! . . . . . . . . . . #summer #colchucklake #enchantments #washington #alpinelakeswilderness #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #lake #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #landscape #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #wildernessculture #herpnwlife #northwestisbest #pnwcollective
Definitely one of my favorite hikes this summer. I still can't get over how strikingly blue and clear this water was! Still so happy we finally got to do this hike last Friday which has been on my list for years and also can't believe how we randomly lucked out and picked the only sunny day last weekend to do it lol! It was a lot cooler than it had been this summer but the smoke had cleared up and it was definitely still warm enough to enjoy a dip. Having hardly anyone around to enjoy this beauty in peace & quiet was the icing on the cake. One of the best parts about hiking for me is being unplugged, getting away from the chaos of society, and connecting with nature. Hard to believe summer is almost over but determined to enjoy as many outdoor activities as possible before the gloomy weather kicks in. This was hike number 19 and I plan to get a few more summer hikes in as well as some larch marches which I am super excited about! Hoping to at least hit 25 before the snow arrives and having to switch over to lowland stuff. Have you been able to get a lot of hiking in this summer? It's not too late to get out there! . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer #colchucklake #enchantments #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #lake #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #landscape #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #alpinelakeswilderness #view #pnwcollective #blue #northwestisbest
A little alpine lake beauty for your feed this morning 😍 Yesterday we finally hiked to Colchuck Lake for hike number 19 and it was absolutely stunning! Such an ethereal & gorgeous place. I've been wanting to do it for years & it exceeded my expectations. We started the hike around 8 on Friday & took our time up. Arrived about 10:30 & there was hardly anyone at the lake! Spent about 2 hours there just enjoying paradise. About an hour and a half in 2 big groups showed up but it was peace & quiet for most of our time there as the other few people were quiet & spread out. Going early on a Friday was so worth it & I'm glad we were able to take the day off! Only encountered 10 people up & many more down & I'm sure Saturday is much worse even if you start early. Wildfire smoke haze had cleared up considerably. Amazing views along the way that you probably couldn't see a week ago. The lake was still a little bit hazy but much clearer than it's been based on photos I've seen on Instagram. Imagine this view completely clear though, you could make out every little vivid detail on those epic peaks! If you haven't done this popular hike you need to! As for difficulty I was expecting it to be crazy hard based on trip reports but I was pleasantly surprised to see it was pretty moderate and I've done harder. Don't get me wrong the elevation gain is tough, especially the last mile and a half and super rocky which hurt my knees, calves, & hips but I just didn't think it was as hard as others have said. Keep in mind though I've been hiking all summer & stay active in the gym and these are all factors. My suspicion is a lot of beginners do this trail due to social media which is why so many have said it's very difficult. As for any hike always be prepared and take your time if it's difficult for you! It's not a race & enjoy the nature! #summer #colchucklake #enchantments #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #lake #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #landscape #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #beautifuldestinations #alpinelakeswilderness #mountains #view #northwestisbest
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