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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Leavenworth Washington - 10/16-18/2012

One of the nicest towns to spend a couple days in is Leavenworth Washington.  Located about 2 and a half hours east of Seattle Washington, and east of Stevens Pass on Route 2.  It's a great place to have a base for some outdoor adventure.  Other folks enjoy the shopping.  It's also well known for its' Octoberfest. 

One of several sporting goods shops

We stayed here for 2 nights while waiting out the heavy rain so that we could hike into the Enchantment Lakes of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.  The Snow Lake Trail head leading into the Enchantment Lakes lies just 10 miles SW of Leavenworth on Icicle Road.

Our hotel, the Fairbridge Inn

The town has an entirely bavarian theme and boasts many fine restaurants, a nice park and trails along the Wenatchee River, tourist shops and is surrounded by mountains.  A trail up Icicle Ridge leads to a nice view of the town.

Looking west towards Icicle Ridge

While the town is not large, we enjoyed the hospitality and the location central to our hiking plans.

Good pizza (and beer from the Icicle Brewing Co.)

If you're in the area, we think the town is worth a visit.

Espresso (everywhere in Washington)

The Ranger Station in town.  This is where we picked up our camping permits

Even McDonald's is in keeping with the bavarian theme

The local brewery  - Icicle Brewing Company (I liked the Bootjack IPA)

Town park trail go along the waterfront of the Wenatchee River 

Morning clouds in town

Icicle Ridge behind the Wenatchee River


Main Street

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