The Enchantments are a small enclave of serrated peaks and jade colored lakes located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, not far from Leavenworth.
Every year there is a lottery for camping permits, I’ve entered the lottery each year since 2006 and got lucky in 2014 and won a 5 day permit, to the Enchantments Core for early October.
The experience was a bit of a sensory overload. Every time I opened my eyes, I wanted to take a picture.
Every tree, every lake, every scene everywhere I looked was luscious with colors, shapes and textures, OMMFG, I couldn’t stop!!!
Here are just a few images from Prusik Peak and Gnome Tarn.
When I came home and loaded the images into the computer I couldn’t even look at them for a while, the overload was still there! I managed to post a few pics, and then left them.
Normally I go through the files from a photo shoot and choose which images to post online and which to edit for printing.
IF I’m lucky, I might have an interest in maybe, 1 in 10 or 20 or even 1 in 50 is the norm. With the Enchantments, it seemed that every image was perfect.
These images are all from one day! We visited Perfection Lake, Prusik Peak and had an encounter with goats.
These images are from Perfection Lake and nearby…
After the day hike to Prusik Peak I returned to camp and met several goats. They were rooting around looking for food. I managed to get a few images of them as well.
Many more pics to come soon!