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Our family had a great time on this hike. Lots of wildlife, scenic bridges and wildflowers. I would highly recommend this hike!

hiking
1 day ago

There's still snow covering sections of the trail after you cross the power line road, but very passable in just boots.

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backpacking
1 day ago

Unbelievable, pictures don't do it any justice.....you have to see it with your own eyes!

hiking
2 days ago

We did this hike on June 11 and timing has a great deal to do with the rating of these hikes. We had this window where there was still snow in the basin as well as still some on the lake so it highlighted its beauty. Also the weather not being 90 degrees helped as we had a perfect warm but not hot day. We arrived around 9:00 as we departed the Seattle area early, but earlier would have been better. Why earlier? SO MANY PEOPLE!! This is an awesome weekday hike, the beauty gets lost when its like Costco up there. I do have to say its really clean and pristine based upon the number of people that use it.

We continued along the trail some and found a large rock just under the surface that allowed one to wade a little in the ice cold water. By advice is to go early or during the week.

Incredible hike! Hike up to colchuck with a friend yesterday and had perfect weather. If you are hiking right now, be prepared to cross some logs or jump rocks to get across a few portions of the trail. We didn't encounter any snow on the trail but the water is still high making log crossing necessary in spots. Lake is beautiful and the chipmunks come right up and visit with you. We also saw a deer on the trail. Asgard pass still has quite a bit of snow, but we had no plans to go further. Will definitely be back soon!

backpacking
2 days ago

We camped at Snow Lakes 6/17 - 6/19.

Trail conditions were great, besides a few downed trees you have to crawl under/over, but that keeps things interesting. There are some fun boulder fields you have to cross that might be difficult for some, but are manageable. Crossing the dam at Snow Lakes was fun (bring water shoes/sandals).

We hiked up to Lake Viviane on Sunday which was 85% covered in snow. Cool inclines with some scrambling, and a couple snow drifts to cross that may be scary for some, but don't really require spikes or poles. We were greeted by Bill the mountain goat and his kid Billy. They came pretty close to us and are curious creatures. The hike back down to Snow Lakes was pretty quick compared to the climb up.

We woke up to about 6 mountain goats in our camp which was neat. They were there up until we left. And yeah, they love it when you pee on the rocks!

Plenty of water sources to fill your water bottle, just bring a filter.

I can't wait to see the rest of the Enchantments someday.

Woof this trail is an ass kicker. The stats here are wrong, it's 4.5 miles up (9 miles roundtrip) and 3950 elevation gain. I made the late decision to hike up, leaving the trailhead just before 1pm. The lower part of the trail on an 80ish degree day is sooooo hot, I about heat stroked, but at least as I hiked up I caught more shade. July/August HIKE EARLY or LATE. I was so happy to reach some shade on the old logging road halfway up, which is the only break in the constant incline or decline of this trail. There is still abundant water along the way, I crossed the spring twice more above the point where the little trail sign apparently marks the last of the reliable water sources. There were a handful of trees across the trail, nothing very daunting to cross, but I was glad I had left the bigger, less athletic dog at home, while little sporty dog ran circles around me. There was almost no wind, even up top, and the bugs were pretty horrendous. I coated myself with 30% DEET before heading up and I got eaten alive on the way back down in late afternoon. Wildflowers are blooming, not a a real attraction of this trail but more of a nice bonus, there are far better trails for flowers. Saw western tanagers and bluebirds, stellar jays, and 4 of these large, dull/dark colored birds perched on branches, calling to each other up the hill and which I have no idea?? I wish I had worn trail runners instead of boots, the bushy stuff didn't bother me in shorts and there are only a few wet areas on the trail anymore, and it's not super rocky, but I would have appreciated the lighter shoes--I was whooped at the bottom. Glad to have trekking poles on the descent. Straightforward hike, nothing technical and obvious route. Enjoy! 

Love seeing the flowers and trees everywhere, ran into one rattler. Took a gazillion breaks, so many cool swimming holes along the way. Once we got to the top I felt incredible, it was bliss, it was beyond beautiful! I would recommend getting in shape before striving for the lakes, I was a bit sore the day after, HOLY TEMALES!

Should start earlier on these beautiful sunny days, but great hike.

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did this hike on a rainy day last week but it was so worth it. the 3 mi drive on the dirt road isn't great, but i quickly forgot about it once i saw the the abundant wildflowers and varied scenery on the hike. a good workout but not too strenuous, the perfect length for a day hike. little eightmile lake and the actual lake both very beautiful

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Mosquitoes were brutal this weekend. Nice viewpoint into the valley about a 1 1/2 miles from the TH. Trail is overgrown in several sections around the lake.

backpacking
7 days ago