The Forest Service this week began taking overnight permit reservations for travel in the Enchantments portion of the popular Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Only hikers with reservations can camp in this scenic area June 15-Oct. 15. While most of the permits are available by reservation, 25 percent of the daily quota will be available in a lottery drawing to be held each day during the reservation period.
The drawings will be held at 7:45 a.m. at the Leavenworth Ranger Station.
In addition to the Enchantment lakes, other lakes in the permit area include Colchuck, Snow, Nada, Stuart, Eightmile and Caroline lakes.
Call (888) 953-7677 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make reservations. For recorded information on the reservation system, call the Alpine Lakes Wilderness hotline (800) 627-0062.