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Old 07-18-19, 11:56 AM
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Anybody in here done the Enchantments?

I'm planning to day hike the Enchantments this year. I've never won a permit in the lottery and I don't have flexibility to play the in person game.

I'm going in over Aasgard and coming out at Snow.

If anybody has a gpx, I will be eternally grateful. I know the basics but would like to study the elevation plot in detail.

I know this is a stretch here, and I'm asking around.
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I'm planning to day hike the Enchantments this year. I've never won a permit in the lottery and I don't have flexibility to play the in person game.
Did it last year. It's so beautiful up there. But it's a ball-buster.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1807412589
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My god, you took less than 8 hours! I'm in awe. I'm thinking about a 7 am start and bringing head lamps.

If my Garmin is to be believed, I did 16 miles yesterday and 5,120' of vert. Knees are sore today.

It's not just that the Chants are a big day, it's also that there's no bail out option, and I can't spend the night.

Anyway, thanks so much for the link!
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My god, you took less than 8 hours! I'm in awe. I'm thinking about a 7 am start and bringing head lamps.

If my Garmin is to be believed, I did 16 miles yesterday and 5,120' of vert. Knees are sore today.

It's not just that the Chants are a big day, it's also that there's no bail out option, and I can't spend the night.

Anyway, thanks so much for the link!
Well, that was our moving time. We did stop to smell the roses and our elapsed time was 10:45. I was with a strong group (all 50+ers!) and we had a great time.

Good call on an early start and bringing a headlamp. You just never know.
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Definitely check out All Trails! There is awesome information there about the Enchantments and can give you a great picture of what it looks like. Plus people post trip reports so you can get a better feel for it. It is on my bucket list this summer as well.
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SF - saw your post in the other thread. Most excellent and fantastic pictures! And coming out in the dark - epic!
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I'm planning to day hike the Enchantments this year. I've never won a permit in the lottery and I don't have flexibility to play the in person game.

I'm going in over Aasgard and coming out at Snow.

If anybody has a gpx, I will be eternally grateful. I know the basics but would like to study the elevation plot in detail.

I know this is a stretch here, and I'm asking around.
There should be a **** load of gpx tracks on Gaia. But you don't really need one. Trail is easy to follow when snow free. The first 4 miles are mellow climbing. Then you go around Colchuck lake (flat) before a steep 2000 ft climb to Assgard pass. From there, it's a very gradual and long descent to the trail head.
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FYI, a few early larches have started turning.
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