Plein Air In The Enchantments

11:10 p.m. on August 2, 2017 (EDT)
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Happy Summer Everybody,

I was fortunate enough to have my wife join me on a cross-country journey over the last month. I hit the lottery for an overnight permit to the Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of the Wenatchee NF in Washington, where I led a six person trip for 5 days... 

It is going to be a while before I get a chance to view & edit (almost 5,000) photos, but here are a few images of an artists perspective in the Wenatchee, and Glacier NP. I hope you enjoy!


glacier.jpgGlacier NP, in the Two Medicine I believe

aasgard.jpgAasgard Pass in the Enchantments


colchick2.jpgColchuck Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness


alpenglow2.jpgAlpenglow


dragontail.jpgDragontail Peak


aasgardpass.jpgAasgard Pass


peninsula.jpgLake Peninsula 


pines.jpgPines


glacier2.jpgGlacier NP


alpenglow.jpgEvening alpenglow


colchuck.jpgColchuck Lake


wolverine.jpgOur new pal, the Wolverine


Happy Trails, and keep that gear dirty!!!

12:22 a.m. on August 3, 2017 (EDT)
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I thought you were going alone :) Guess I didn't need to worry about you out there by yourself after all, but glad to hear the trip went well. Looking forward to seeing some of those pics!

These are nice too. All by your wife or are some yours?

4:57 p.m. on August 3, 2017 (EDT)
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My wife get all of the credit for these, she's got the talent in the family... :)

Here's a pic from the upper basin in them Alpine Lakes Wilderness. 

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5:57 p.m. on August 3, 2017 (EDT)
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Outstanding Sean. The like the wateer colors.  That area always inspried me.  It is hard to believe a permit is required. We used to go all the time. 

9:12 p.m. on August 3, 2017 (EDT)
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ppine, 

It is easy to believe about those permits after visiting now... Sadly, over-use is a giant problem there... There is no regulation on day-use, and the land is really suffering because of it. The upper basin isn't as bad, but Aasgard Pass & Stuart/Colchuck Lake areas & trails are badly eroded, and need further restricted use. I fear the area is going to get far worse soon if nothing is done...

11:04 a.m. on August 10, 2017 (EDT)
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I recognized Colchuck, Asgard and Dragontail immediately.  She really captured their shapes and colors. 

Seems to me like you won more than one lottery my friend!

11:45 a.m. on August 10, 2017 (EDT)
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Are prints available?

9:04 a.m. on August 11, 2017 (EDT)
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Awesome trip and incredible talent in those paintings Sean!  Hope you had a great time.  My wife and I did a northeast trip this summer, and as much as I like to solo hike and put in some miles, spending time together away from the daily routine is priceless.

7:43 p.m. on August 12, 2017 (EDT)
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Prints will be available, stay tuned!

11:05 a.m. on August 13, 2017 (EDT)
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Awesome...I'm in!

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