Enchanted Valley Backpack

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A 5 day trip to Enchanted Valley in the rain with James, Andrea and Mike.

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The whole trail pretty much looked like this.

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Fun suspension bridge

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Fun suspension bridge

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Enchanted Valley, or Valley of a Thousand Waterfalls.

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Enchanted Valley, or Valley of a Thousand Waterfalls.

Enchanted Valley Chalet
Chalet

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Don’t wake me up!

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Mural of Mt Anderson inside the chalet

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One of the local natives, Mike.

Mike goofing off at Enchanted Valley
One of the local natives, Mike.

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Enchanted Valley, or Valley of a Thousand Waterfalls.

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Enchanted Valley, or Valley of a Thousand Waterfalls.

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Enchanted Valley, or Valley of a Thousand Waterfalls.

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One of the local natives, Mike.

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One of the local natives, Mike.

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Enchanted Valley, or Valley of a Thousand Waterfalls.

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Chalet and first rays of sun in 3 days.

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Nothing much to do in this rain but hang out in the tent.

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Nothing much to do in this rain but hang out in the tent.

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Enchanted Valley Chalet and our “Illegal” Camp spot. Notice everything in the world that we owned at the time drying on the fence post.

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Can’t get the $*@*!% stove to light. After 3 days of MREs we really wanted a hot meal. And I had some really bad taste in clothes back then. These were k-2 specials.

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Drying out our stuff after 3 days of rain

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Probably the largest rootball I’ve ever seen.

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Even before thru hikers made it popular to wear tennis shoes while hiking, I was ahead of the times. Unfortunately I didn’t realize cotton socks would still give me blisters.

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Our 6 man tent and our equipment tent.

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After a couple of days, James finally gets the #$%! stove to work and we get a hot meal.

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After a couple of days, James finally gets the #$%! stove to work and we get a hot meal.

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After a couple of days, James finally gets the #$%! stove to work and we get a hot meal.

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After a couple of days, James finally gets the #$%! stove to work and we get a hot meal.

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After a couple of days, James finally gets the #$%! stove to work and we get a hot meal.

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It only weighs 20 pounds… really!

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Bros

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