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Experiencing The Enchantment Basin

Lyall larches, a forest floor covered with huckleberry, mountain peaks with vivid alpenglow, and big skies with a rosy glow. If you can cope with a hike of nine miles, then this photographer’s paradise is waiting for you. Trevor Anderson has the story.

I had the opportunity to visit the Enchantment Lakes located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of Washington State this October; an Alpine jewel known nationally now as a photographer’s paradise, specifically in the autumn when the Lyall larches turn golden and the entire basin is radiant. Since the Enchantments have a very fragile ecosystem, a permit system was created to regulate visits during the peak access times:  15th June – 15th October.  Obtaining a permit and getting decent enough weather during the permitted period is a rare treat. With the...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 22 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Trevor Anderson

I am Trevor Anderson and I am a Pacific Northwest based Photographer. With the immense natural beauty and recreational opportunities available in my region, I was drawn to exploring the moods of nature while hiking at a relatively young age.

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