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PostSun Sep 02, 2018 3:09 pm 
Location : Wenatchee, Wa.
Map : GTM - Cashmere
Stats : 7 mi, 1200' r/t (you have the option of adjusting trip length)

I was last out late July when we backpacked Scaffold Ridge and dropped down into Duffy Lakes which I think may have burned in the Crescent wildfire after that the smoke and trail closures kept me in the gym with AQI readings over here reaching 450 plus at times the smoke eased up in the last 1-2 weeks and I ran all most everyday until this quick hike with Hit the Trail along Burch Ridge I said who would have thought we would be on the Swakane Canyon side of this ridge in August but we had blue skies and some fresh air, planned a weekday backpack in the ALW, and hoped the long range outlook for a warmer, dry Fall might make up for some lost time. I like this ridge hike it is probably one of the best hikes for views around Wenatchee.

A nice view of the front of "Balcony" on lower Entiat Ridge.
A nice view of the front of "Balcony" on lower Entiat Ridge.
Last flowers standing.
Last flowers standing.
Big Bend right across from Burch Peak.
Big Bend right across from Burch Peak.
Swakane Canyon between Entiat and Burch Ridges.
Swakane Canyon between Entiat and Burch Ridges.
Enchantments and Eightmile Mtn.
Enchantments and Eightmile Mtn.

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PostSun Sep 02, 2018 5:15 pm 
Great idea for a quick local hike with world class views and blue skies. You could actually drive all the way to the peak of this hike if you had a lifted 4X4 and were skilled at turning around on the small space at the summit. Or you could make it as long as you want, even hike up from town. We opted for the 7 mile version along the undulating ridge. Just about right.

Eagle Rock on Burch Mt.
Eagle Rock on Burch Mt.
Wildernessed on the high point
Wildernessed on the high point
HitTheTrail on the trail
HitTheTrail on the trail
Nahahum Canyon
Nahahum Canyon
Looking down Swakane Canyon
Looking down Swakane Canyon
The Enchantments are almost completely cloud free
The Enchantments are almost completely cloud free
Those are some big pine tree limbs
Those are some big pine tree limbs

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