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  • Stuart Range Enchantment Lake Wilderness WA STATE.

    One can approach Prusik Peak via Snow Lakes Trail or Colchuck and Stuart lakes Trail. Both Trailheads require USFS parking permits and camping is by permit only between June 15 - Oct 15. Acquire permits at the Leavenworth Ranger Station.

    1) Snow Lakes approach is off Icicle Rd. on the Snow Creek Trail Head. This trail will take you past Nada and Snow Lakes and put you at Lake Vivianne, looking directly at the south face of Prusik Peak, in about 10 miles with 5,000+ft elevation gain.

    2) Approach on Colchuck Stuart Lakes trail from Icicle Rd. to Bridge Creek Campground us the Stuart Lake Trailhead. Hike the pas Colchuck lake. Once at the lake, boulder hop to the south end of the lake, passing underneath Colchuck and Dragontail Peaks, heading for Aasgard pass to the left of Dragontail. Follow Aasgard to its top on a well maintained trail. From the top continue on the Upper Enchantments trail until Prusik Peak is visible and choose whether to approach via Prusik Pass or Lake Vivianne.

    Both are hard hikes - over 30 years ago I made the trip less then 1/2 dozen times ... the folks that named the lakes and passes Bill and Peg Stark had their last trip in their late 80's. For me painting those places continues to take me back to the place of enchantment.
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