LEAVENWORTH Demand for overnight permits will require a lottery in February for those wanting to stay in the Enchantments.
The nationally-known Enchantments are contained within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the Cascade Mountains of North-Central Washington.
With such wide popularity, many people are already planning for the 2014 season and hope to obtain one of the limited entrance permits that are required for either day or overnight use in this special area.
It is essential that all overnight visitors have one of the limited entry fee permits for trips planned from June 15 to Oct. 15.
Day users must obtain a free self-issue wilderness permit available at any of the three trailheads accessing The Enchantment Permit Area.
The overnight permit lottery is required due to demand exceeding the number of permits available.
Following the preseason lottery, any remaining permits are available on a first come, first served basis online.