The Enchantments

We’re taking a break from posting weddings to share some personal photos from a recent hike. The first weekend we had off after wedding season, we packed the car and headed to the mountains to make the most of it. We hiked with 2 full backpacks (because we needed to have luxuries like coffee and bacon in the morning), slept a couple nights in freezing temperatures, woke up to snow, hiked around 20 miles total, and marveled at the beauty that is Washington state. This is the most scenic hike we’ve ever done and we can’t wait to do it again in the summertime.

We hope you’re all enjoying Thanksgiving with your families and friends.

Words by Julia | Photos by Julia & Yuriy Manchik

November 22, 2012 - 6:36 pm

Cameron - My jaw is on the floor. These photos are breathtaking. I can only imagine how amazing this trip was.


November 22, 2012 - 11:28 pm

Anastasia Marie - Goodness! These pictures are incredible!

November 22, 2012 - 11:55 pm

kylie - BRRRR!

these photos warm my heart. so beautiful and full of color and life. seriously though. these particular photos are awesome. what a stellar adventure.

November 23, 2012 - 12:02 am

Ryan Flynn - Love these! The Enchantments exceed their name. So beautiful.

November 23, 2012 - 1:33 am

Camilla - you guys. these pictures are unreal. i mean what adventurous spirits you two have. i feel like i was there with you through these pictures. such a tenderness to them.

also, i want you guys to teach us how to camp. haha. but seriously… give me your tips. :)


November 23, 2012 - 3:53 am

Jackie - Wow!! Amazing pictures and Washington State is gorgeous!!

November 23, 2012 - 4:29 am

tiffany - hello you two!! what a camping trip, and you captured it so beautifully! how cold was it in the evenings? i’m sure you had very well insulated sleeping bags, we need to learn tent camping from you two! the airstream is not quite the same thing (;
happy holiday season!!

xoxo, tiffany

November 23, 2012 - 4:38 am

Lital Mordechai - Such beautiful photos!!
love your trips :)

November 23, 2012 - 7:42 am

ashley fullmer - these are SO great. you know i love our wedding photos, but your landscape/travel photography has always been my absolute favorite. hope you guys had a wonderful thanksgiving. xo

November 23, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Orsolya - just WOW! You captured this place so well! Soroush and I have been here a few times and though it’s one of the most difficult hikes we’ve ever done, it’s also absolutely THE most rewarding. Never been there with a fresh dusting of snow! You photos are simply magical!

November 23, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Katie - Well now come on. These photos are as enchanting as the name implies. You two are awesome.

November 24, 2012 - 8:55 am

Vadim K - Photos are great as usual :). Were you planning on seeing some snow?

November 25, 2012 - 11:23 pm

mike fiechtner - so much fun! and amazing photos! Bring us next time!

November 28, 2012 - 4:23 am

Yuriy - Hey Vadim, yea the forecast said it might snow but we weren’t expecting to see as much snow as we did.

December 5, 2012 - 11:58 pm - Wow you two are hardcore! Love it. The pictures are incredible. Coffee and bacon are where it’s at:) Andrey & I love hiking, and spending time in the beautiful outdoors as well.

January 12, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Taylor Roades - I just came across your work and I must say you live near paradise. One day I’ll move to the west coast but until then I’ll continue to day dream on your blog.

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