Completely Different: Backpacking through the Enchantments

Welcome to a new series on my blog, Completely Different, where I’ll share some of my adventures outside the kitchen.

Backpacking through the Enchantments

I spent four days last week backpacking with some of my family through the Enchantments, a gorgeous group of alpine lakes and peaks in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. It was so incredible and I just had to show you some of my photos, although I must admit no photo can quite do this landscape justice.

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Hiking through the Enchantments is no small feat. We hiked more than 30 miles and most of those miles were very steep. The exhaustion, aches, and pains were all worth it though as we were rewarded with some of the prettiest scenery I have ever seen.

Backpacking through the Enchantments
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It is clear how this area got its name. It truly is enchanting. Even after 4 days of re-hydrated freeze-dried meals, sleeping on the ground, and no toilet or washing facilities, it was still hard for me to say goodbye.

Backpacking through the Enchantments
Backpacking through the Enchantments
Backpacking through the Enchantments