Ok, not a real lottery, but the Enchantments lottery and that’s pretty much as good as it gets! Except this lottery is gonna end up costing us a lot of money.. we’ll get to that later.

I kind of applied on a whim thinking “oh I’ll never get in, might as well apply though”. Kind of like the same logic with applying for a real lottery.. Well I awaited eagerly until 9:00 PM last night and signed in to see my awaited fait. Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 4.55.29 PM

I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had to show my husband to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. It happened, we got in! Then comes the immediate aftershock of oh man this is really happening, we need to get all of our gear, we need to plan many backpacking trips before hand, we need to really train for this beast of 18 miles and some hella elevation gain. Slow down Sarina, you do have five and a half months. Ok doable.

Today I read that the Enchantments lottery is in the top 10 most competitive lotteries in the country (for backcountry lotteries). It is considered the backpacking spot in Washington. I was just hoping to do it sometime while we were here. Well it’s happening and it’s happening this year! Time to do all the research, planning, and breaking the bank on new gear.


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