Larch Heaven

Larch Heaven

This spot, known as Sprite Lake is special in the summertime but with the golden larches it is even more so. Picture taken on Oct 13, 2007 by Matt Burton. Picture used with his permission. Read more about the Larch tree HERE.
on Oct 18, 2007 12:13 am
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Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Oct 22, 2007 12:44 am - Voted 10/10

POTW Congrats!

You know a great one when you see it my friend! If Matt's got more great photos he should join SP! WOW and congratulations! -Bob


Dean - Oct 22, 2007 12:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: POTW Congrats!

He has considered joining SP but hasn't got around to it. His pics are terrific. Check out the one's of his I've posted at the Enchantment site, including the signature shot which I'll reverse with this one soon.


stinkycheezman33 - Oct 22, 2007 10:30 pm - Voted 10/10

absolutely incredible

this shot stirred my soul! absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing!


Dean - Oct 23, 2007 7:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: absolutely incredible

I truly appreciate your comments. This pic is one that really grabbed me also and does everytime I look at it. Thanks also for your vote on this one and others you were kind enough to vote on.

Indiana Mad-Man

Indiana Mad-Man - Oct 23, 2007 1:48 pm - Voted 10/10


I was hoping this photo would make it to PTW the moment I saw it. Nice job!


Dean - Oct 23, 2007 7:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thanks for the comment and your vote. I was blown away by all the pics that Matt posted on his hike along with those of a couple other guys who took some really nice shots. This one however, was the pick of the litter.


lcarreau - Oct 24, 2007 8:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Did it again, Dean ...

Surprised us with another wonderful photo! This has the FEEL of a GREAT Christmas card. Did you know ... Reindeer ARE related to MOOSE? Thanks!


Dean - Oct 24, 2007 9:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Did it again, Dean ...

It does have the feel of a Christmas card. I hate to disappoint you but there aren't any moose or reindeer in the Enchantments (not that you thought there were) although
reindeer would be right at home up there. Alas, only mountain goats have dominion in this area. Thanks for your vote and comments.


TQW - Oct 25, 2007 2:39 am - Voted 10/10


tough to beat the enchantments, great shot!


Dean - Oct 25, 2007 10:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: awesome!

The Enchantments are an incredible place and this shot sure cements that fact. Thanks for your vote and comments. Kudos to Matt for taking this shot. It is a beaut.


alex_vega - Oct 25, 2007 1:26 pm - Voted 10/10


...fantastic picture is now my new desktop background :-) Thank you for posting!

Cheers, Alex


Dean - Oct 25, 2007 2:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This...

Hey, I like that. It is also my desktop background on the computer I use at work.

MattB - Oct 26, 2007 3:21 am - Hasn't voted


Thanks for all the positive comments. And thank-you to Dean for posting it. I was surprised the photo was so popular, since it doesn't have the exotic location or dramatic composition of many of the other POTWs. But maybe that's what works best about it. It just looks like a place you'd anyone would enjoy being at.


Dean - Oct 26, 2007 9:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks.

Welcome Matt to the ranks of Summitpost members. I have posted several pics of yours to the "Enchantments" page and if you check out the photos listed there, you will see pics from others that you know like Tazz and Eric Sandbo, Martin Cash and Bob Bolton to name a few.

You might consider posting your trip report to the page using the "trip report" box on the left side of the page.
I look forward to you posting many more of your pics here as you have so many cascade peaks to your credit.



vallssol - Nov 28, 2007 2:49 am - Voted 10/10

golden larches

Is a Larix lyallii, very beautiful.


Dean - Nov 28, 2007 10:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: golden larches

Larix lyallii is what Larch heaven is made of. Thank you for your comment and vote.


tanya - Dec 4, 2007 2:19 am - Voted 10/10

That woke me up!

It's late and I was browsing then wow! ;)


Dean - Dec 5, 2007 8:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: That woke me up!

This is my wallpaper at work, it keeps me focused on what is important in life along with my friends and family. It is a beautiful area and the larch trees are a joy when they turn golden. Thank you.


IGO - Mar 16, 2008 11:48 pm - Voted 10/10


I didn't know this picture was you. How great. You must always see great beauty.


Dean - Mar 17, 2008 12:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hey?!

I practically lived in this area for 30 years as I couldn't stay away. The Enchantments near Leavenworth Washington are an amazing area but
now I'm enjoying the desert peaks and learning about their great beauty. Love those Nevada/Arizona mountains now. Thank you for your nice comments.

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