Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Iron-Bear

Updated 5-5-2015

Flowers are out now and the views are always great. No snow on trail to the Knob at 5489. This trail is near Cle Elum.Thanks to Dennis Long for all of the photos.
View of the Stuart Range @ Dennis Long
Lots of open country go now before the hot summer sun @ Dennis Long
Always time for Michael to relax @ Denis Long
Arrowleaf Balsamroot @ Dennis Long
Bitterroot @ Dennis Long
Glacier Lilly @ Dennis Long

Driving directions: Drive east on Interstate 90 to US 97. About two miles north of Mineral Springs, look for Forest Service Road No. 9714 (Iron Creek Road) going off to the left (west). Continue about 3.5 miles to road's end and the trailhead and parking at 3,800 feet.

Trail stats: From the trailhead take trail 1351  to the Knob at  (5489 feet) and this is about 6.4 miles round trip. Great views here. Some folks like to go to Jester Mountain which is about another 0.50 mile (north and east) at 5520 feet and the waypoints are :N47°22.324' & W120°321' . This is harder to find than the Knob at 5489 feet and views at the Knob are great.

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