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
Image ID: 348692


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Dean - May 4, 2008 7:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Enchanting!

Thank you, that is a great place, especially at that time of the year.


koaflashboy - Oct 10, 2008 5:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Captured well

You had perfect conditions, and captured the essence of this place wonderfully - well done!


Dean - Oct 10, 2008 6:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Captured well

I wish I could take credit for this pic but all credit goes to Matt who indeed had the right conditions and captured the essence so well.
Thank you for your comments and I will forward them onto the photographer (who isn't a member of SP)


SOCALHUSKER - Feb 19, 2009 6:35 pm - Voted 10/10


color. That picture is amazing


Dean - Feb 20, 2009 7:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful...

Thank you, I'm glad you like this one too.


SummitJunkie - Mar 18, 2009 10:06 pm - Voted 10/10


Very nice, thanks for sharing!


ghazighulamraza - May 28, 2009 12:49 am - Voted 10/10

Larch Heaven

An excellent sht.Congrats.

dystopiaUSA - Sep 2, 2009 12:15 am - Voted 10/10

Lost World Plateau

The place is surreal...! Continue on to Aasgard Pass and Dragontail Peak and Colchuck Lake. Land of Fred Beckey...and moi.


EricChu - Nov 14, 2009 10:21 am - Voted 10/10

This is...



Dean - Nov 14, 2009 10:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This is...

Thank you. I wish I could take credit for it but the fellow who took it was kind enough to let me share it on summitpost. I never imagined it would be so well received.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Dec 27, 2009 12:44 am - Hasn't voted


Beautiful picture!


ovidiuplayer - Mar 21, 2010 10:25 am - Hasn't voted


great landscape


markmontgomery - Jun 15, 2010 9:57 am - Hasn't voted


Very nice photo -- the lakes and mountains in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness were named in large part by Bill and Peg Stark, who also helped achieve the wilderness area status. Bill and Peg were good friends during our years in Leavenworth-- they made annual trips up to these lakes well into their 70s. Great people-- mentors to many young hikers, climbers, skiers, and wilderness lovers.


Dean - Jun 15, 2010 12:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Enchantments

I met the Starks for the first time on the Snow Creek Trail. They gave me one of their famous maps that had the names of the places they had named. I then met them again in Leavenworth when they were either in their late 80's or early 90's. They were indeed outstanding people and I made a mention of them in the Enchantment page. Thanks for your comments and sharing your views of them. Leavenworth will always be one of my favorite towns and the Starks will always be fondly remembered.


markmontgomery - Jun 15, 2010 1:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Bill & Peg

Thanks for the link-- read the piece. My wife and I created/owned/operated the Edel Haus in Leavenworth -- 82-87 (burned a couple of years ago--now condos-- 320 9th st overlooking riverfront park). I guided cross country ski trips up to Bill & Peg's high camp during winters, with many great experiences up there and in town-- their grand daughter worked for us one summer. If you ever get a chance-- see the Turner network's state by state series on Washington (circa 1985)-- an amazing publisher -- ex Nun from central America, stayed with us scouting-- were pointed to us but I recommended Bill & Peg for profiles-- they did a nice piece-- deserve far more credit than they got -- also a good piece on Lou Whitaker @ RMI. .02-- MM


markmontgomery - Jun 15, 2010 1:20 pm - Hasn't voted


I saw the Stark's slide shows and I doubt any photos were better than this one-- the clarity is outstanding.


Dean - Jun 15, 2010 5:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: PS-photo

It is certainly a small world. My wife and I stayed at the Edel Haus back in the 80's as well as a couple of the other places in Leavenworth. Leavenworth was our escape from the heat of the tri cities and the Enchantments was my escape from an escape. We also camped at 8 mile campground a lot. However the Edel Haus was very unique and is missed.


Marmaduke - Jun 24, 2010 3:39 am - Voted 10/10

A Very Special Place!

What a beautiful photo. Picture perfect.

Amanite - Aug 11, 2010 11:59 pm - Hasn't voted

oh wow..

it makes me want to go to washington.. heheh..

from canada


markmontgomery - Sep 17, 2010 7:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Bill & Peg Stark

Hi folks -- found some old hiking photos from 1980s with Bill and Peg Stark so posted a small album -- not the enchantments, but rather hiking up to their high camp which I believe was just inside the Alpine Lakes Wilderness -- we accessed off of HWY 2 -- in winter with snow cat several miles.

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