Posts Tagged ‘Hiking’


Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Last Saturday I woke up early and drove to my favorite Bavarian themed American town.  Leavenworth, despite the cheesy faux Bavarian architecture, is an awesome place.  It is located in one of the most impressive natural locations in the state.  My purpose of visiting wasn’t to partake in the beginning of the Oktoberfest celebrations, rather it was to hike the Enchantments.  I had been almost completely out of commission for three weeks due to a back spasm and it was time for me to get back into the swing of things.  The Enchantments are well known for their natural beauty and the grueling hike that depending on which trailhead you start at begins at 1300′ and tops out at 7800′ roughly 10 miles later before decending to the other trailhead.  This makes a 17 mile partial loop through some of the most impressive scenery in the alpine lakes wilderness.

I had plans to hike the whole trail and hitchhike back to the car but I got a little too late of a start and decided to turn around at Snow Lake.  It was a fantastic hike nonetheless.

Here are a couple of pictures from the day.

First stop Nada Lake

Nada Lake from uptrail

The leaves are starting to change

Early Bird Gets The Worm

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

I love big excursions that require lots of planning and preparation but sometimes the weekend is just too busy for that. Luckily, we live close to some amazing mountains so it’s possible to get out and enjoy them even when we have lots of stuff planned. This morning Jennifer and I got an early start and went on a short hike. Actually we didn’t start that early, it was 8:10 when we left the trailhead but it paid off. We hiked up to Snow Lake and made it back to the car before noon. On our way out we passed over 100 people (131 to be exact) who where on their hike in. Not quite the wilderness experience that I normally look for in a hike but considering how close we were to the city it’s ok.

The Flowers are coming out.


The sky was nice.

Mountains and Clouds

Why is it called Snow Lake? I don’t get it.

Snow Lake