Friday, July 22, 2011

KUOW Hike of the Week- Friday July 22

This weekend will bring dry and mostly sunny conditions for the West and East Cascades. The reason that this hike in the Teanaway region (near Cle Elum) is suggested is that there isn't any snow and the wildflowers are at their peak. Also this hike offers some great views of the Stuart Mountain range. This hike is the Johnson-Medra Trail.

Photo below is Lupine and Indian Paintbrush photo by Karen Sykes

Photo below is hiker enjoying the wildflowers photo by Karen Sykes
Photo below is a view of some of the Stuart Range photo by Don Cairns
Photo below is Lupine photo by Karen Sykes

Trail directions: Drive I-90 and exit in Cle Elum (exit 85) and take State Route 970 east and drive 7 miles and then turn left on Teanaway Road which then becomes North Fork Teanaway then at 12.5 miles is the 29 Pines Campground and so slightly to the right onto Forest Service Road 9737 which is a gravel road. Then go drive about 4 miles and you come to Beverly Campground and continue a short distance past this camp and you will see a very small parking area on the right and park here as the Jonhson-Medra Trail (number 1383) is to your left. If you have driven to the end of the road you have driven too far.

Trail stats: 2300 foot gain and 8 miles round trip

Directions and trail stats are our best estimate however please have a good local map and or a GPS unit

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