Tuesday, July 3, 2012

KUOW Hike of the week Yellow Hill

Updated Tuesday July 3, 2012 Hike is Yellow Hill in the Teanaway area just east of Cle Elum. Best to do this Wednesday through Friday.
Photo below of Mt. Rainier

Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 209. Click link below for complete list of maps.http:// http://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/index_Map_wa/

Photo below is of Balsamroot: Is that why this is called Yellow Hill?
Photo below is hiker on trail
Photo below is of Stuart Range
Directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to East Cle Elum, exit 85. Cross over the freeway overpass and turn right (northbound) on State Route 970. Cross the Teanaway River bridge, and in another mile turn left onto Teanaway Road. Then to go to Middle Fork of Teanaway and turn left drive about 4.5 miles to the Indian Camp Campground. Continue 0.7 mile farther to the trailhead park.
Trail stats: Starts on the right. Trail 1222 (unmarked) Starts as a road walk for about 1.5. At 3 miles (from start) you reach shoulder of Yellow Hill which is at 5527 feet. Miles is 6 rountrip 2700 feet gain
Directions and trail stats are our best estimate however please have a good local map and or a GPS unit.
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