nature trips


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Wenatchee National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Washington. With an area of 1,735,394 acres (2,711.55 sq mi, or 7,022.89 km²), it extends about 137 miles along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range of Washington, USA from Okanogan National Forest to Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The forest is located in Chelan, Kittitas and Yakima counties.

It was a long hike but lake view wasnt that great than i expectes.

Yeah, the road was different the last two miles with deep ruts. A Volvo sedan was at the TH though so its more about driving confidence and ability then anything. Seems a nice fancy Lexus SUV with plenty of clearance didnt make it to the top though.

This is a five star hike in my opinion as it has spectacular scenery and can provide a workout when climbing up towards Spider Gap. The trail is in great shape, better then the road in fact. Its a long hike but a great hike for someone wanting to cover some distance. There is a fork for Spider Gap and Phelps Basin, choose to head up towards Spider Gap and continue until there are some campsites as a turn around location. This part took about a half hour but may vary as its all up and fairly steep. The view and setting above are worth if for most.

After lunch we headed toward the basin and within five minutes we found ripe yummy blueberries! It took us about three hours to get to the split from the car and it took my two hours to get back but I had a pretty good pace going back. The hike took the seven of us about 7 hours and 45 minutes round trip with plenty of stops. The drive from Monroe took 2 hours and 45 minutes in a SUV. Add 20-30 min you dont have a larger truck and dont like driving on gravel roads.

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Hike is pretty much up to the top, then down. Fairly strenuous. It was somewhat smoky when we went which didn't help. Fantastic views at the top portion of the trail. Well worth it! Take snacks and lots of water!

Wow, what an amazing adventure! My group had the Enchantment trail at times to ourselves. Simply gorgeous

5 days ago

A million stars for this trail. Absolutely serene

6 days ago

Easy beautiful trail. I would definitely do it again.

mountain biking
8 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous trail, but flat and very easy. Still worth it if you're not looking for challenge.

Hiked Jack Ridge (low traffic) to the lake and back Trout Lake (higher traffic) . It was a little difficult accessing the lake with the marshy meadows. Keep eyes peeled for the switchbacks on Jack Ridge, can easily get off trail. Fun day hike. 09/02/17

For this section of the trail, it's in great condition and there are nice stops near the Creek for breaks. Not much to see though. My father and I continued past where this trail ends and into Chiwaukum lake. For the last two miles the trail is in horrible condition and was incredibly difficult dealing with the brush with the steep trail with full packs on.