From Leavenworth, drive Icicle Road to the trail head. A Forest Service permit is required and should be acquired well in advance.
Shot with a medium telephoto zoom, 70-200mm, at around 90mm.
The Enchantment Lakes in Washington state is considered by many the most beautiful natural wonder the state has to offer. While the hike in is quite strenuous at over 9 miles and 5,400ft gain, for those who make it, it is an unforgettable experience. It is especially beautiful in late fall when the mountain larch trees turn a golden yellow. This photo was taken early in the morning, shortly after sunrise, at Lake Leprechaun.