Backpacking

How to Get an Enchantments Permit

Get notified when the 2018 Enchantments lottery opens

The 2017 Enchantments lottery is now closed.

If you’d like me to let you know when the Enchantments lottery opens in 2018, just sign up for my email list below. You’ll also get occasional emails from me with guides and photos from my hikes.

Keep reading to learn more about the lottery system used to award permits and get step-by-step instructions for filling out your application.

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Photos: Yellow Aster Butte—with snow!

Last weekend, I went on an overnight hike to Yellow Aster Butte, in the Mt. Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest.

Yellow Aster Butte wasn’t our first choice, but this trip worked out perfectly. We even got to experience some fresh snow for the first time this season!

The untouched, snow-covered trail made a chilly night more than worth it.

Here’s a quick trip report and some photos.

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3 Tips for an Awesome Hike on the Olympic Peninsula Coast

In April, I took a trip to the Olympic Coast with two of my friends. We were blessed with out-of-season weather (seriously, it felt like summer), and it ended up being one of my favorite hikes in recent memory. We completed the Ozette Triangle loop trail, along with a fair amount of additional exploration up and down the beach.

Keep reading to learn three things that will help make your trip to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula a success.

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