What class scramble is Aasgard Pass?

Aasgard Pass Direct (SW ridge)

Page Type: Route
Route Type: Scrambling
Season: Summer, Fall
Time Required: A long day
Rock Difficulty: Class 3

How difficult is Aasgard Pass?

As far as miles per hour goes, Aasgard may be one of the slowest hikes you attempt. Achieving the pass is a thigh-burning, chest-bursting, eye-popping endeavor that offers as many extraordinary views as beads of sweat that will fall from your brow as you ascend nearly 2000 feet in just three-quarters of a mile.

What pass do I need for the enchantments?

An Overnight Visitor Parking Pass is required to park at all Enchantment trailheads and are free with the purchase of an overnight camping permit. The parking pass is only valid for dates listed on the permit.

How many miles is Aasgard Pass?

13 miles
Most day hikers continue through the Enchantments on a through hike (~18 miles RT) to finish at the Snow Lake TH (See “Day Hike the Enchantments” adventure). Or, you can turn around and descend Aasgard Pass (~13 miles RT) like we did on our larch march in October.

Can you day hike the Enchantments?

Day hiking the Enchantments is free and has become very popular because you can only backcountry camp in and around the Enchantments wilderness area by permit from May 15th-October 31st. (Note: you don’t need a permit to camp out here in the wintertime). Permits are given out by lottery.

Is Colchuck Lake Hike open?

SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Eightmile Road (FS 7601) closes seasonally. Colchuck Lake Trail starts at Stuart Lake trailhead off of Forest Service Road 7601, which can be accessed from Icicle Creek Road. The parking area can be busy, as visitors access the Enchantments and Stuart Lake from this trailhead.

Can you day hike the Enchantments without a permit?

You can thru-hike the Enchantments (as a day hike) without a wilderness permit. For any day hikes into the Enchantments, you will need a National Forest Recreation Pass. The day pass, which is essentially a parking pass, costs $5 per vehicle.

Can you have a fire in the Enchantments?

Campfires. Fires are prohibited throughout the vast majority of the Enchantment Permit Area; no fires anywhere above 5,000 feet or within 1/2 mile of any lakes. Camp stoves that burn wood or solid fuel are not allowed above 5,000′ elevation.

Can you do Enchantments in a day?

The Enchantments in Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness is one of the most sought after backcountry permits in the country. To experience them, you either need to get lucky, or make the grueling, no permit necessary one-way hike in one day.

Is Colchuck Lake a hard hike?

Colchuck Lake via Stuart Lake Trail is a 9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Can you day hike the enchantments without a permit?

How hard is the Enchantments hike?

Even though it is an overall downhill, hiking from the the Core Enchantments to Snow Lake, this part of the trail is still challenging. And it’s very difficult to move quickly. For 1.5 miles, you will descend down steep dirt trails, stepping and scrambling over large rocks and tangled tree roots.