Route: Enchantment Lakes Traverse (WA)
"If a book titled The 100 Best Hikes in North America were to be written, the Enchantment Lakes Traverse would be the choice put forth to represent Central Washington. The hike is physically challenging (20 miles long with 4,500 feet of elevation gain), biologically diverse (spanning everything from muscular old-growth forests to dwarf alpine vegetation), and scenically resplendent (with sparkling lakes and tumbling streams in the foreground, and black spires and white volcanoes in the background)."
This route is in the central Cascades, near Leavenworth, WA. Colchuck Trailhead to Snow Lakes Trailhead