Backpacker's Inspiration: An Enchantments Photo Gallery

The Enchantments are a series of alpine lakes occuring in the Stuart Range of the Washington Cascades near the town of Leavenworth. The area is most famous for stark mountain scenery, larches, overly friendly goats, a ridiculously impossible permit lottery and aggressive winds (see last image). But the views are worth all of it and then some. Here's a small taste of summer in the Enchantments. You can follow Joe on instagram at @Jerfle.