The Enchantment Basin, nestled in the midst of the Cashmere Crags, exhibits countless granitic outcrops and pinnacles. Described as €œtall, threatening spires that streak skyward like Dantesque flames€, the area is singularly scenic, and a scrambler's paradise. This a 3rd class scramble route with minimal technical requirements - rather rare for this region.
|Driving Distance from Portland||270 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||75 Scrambles in Washington by Peggy Goldman Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series Enchantment Lakes, USGS 15 minute series Mt. Stuart, and Green Trails Map No. 209S, The Enchantments, Washington or Alpine Lakes Wilderness Map, 2nd Edition, published by the Alpine Lakes Protection Society <href="http: maps="" maps.google.com="" ms?msa="0&msid=101598202253506744603.00044a891e8c8ff4bda2d&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=47.487455,-120.808539&spn=0.016182,0.04549&t=p&z=15"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>|