The Enchantments, September 1999

The enchantements are a spectacularly beautiful string of alpine lakes nestled in a valley of granite peaks in the east-central Cascades. I spent 4 days there in September of 1999, a year when winter stayed late and returned early. We arrived in light snow, and the temperatures stayed cold for the duration. However, it was spectacularly beautiful and clear for the rest of the four days.