From Leavenworth (about 100 miles east of Seattle on US 2), drive 4 miles northwest on Icicle River Road to the Snow Lake trailhead. Or drive a few miles further to the Colchuck Lake/Aasgard Pass trailhead, a shorter but steeper route to Enchantment Basin.
Mid-September to mid-October.
100 Hikes in Washington’s Alpine Lakes, by Vicky Spring, Ira Spring, and Harvey Manning (The Mountaineers Books, 800-553-4453; $14.95).
Leavenworth Ranger District, Wenatchee National Forest, (509) 548-6977; www.fs.fed.us/r6/