This first hike is north of Blewett Pass (US 97) in between Cle Elum and on the way to Lake Chelan. Flowers-Flowers-Flowers and snow-free for at least 4 miles. After this continue on to Lake Chelan for the next day for a hike and some wine- after you hike!!
|Glacier Lily @ Alan Bauer|
|Check out maps. This hike is 210 on our map|
|Ingalls Creek @ Alan Bauer|
|Michael Fagin next to giant Ponderosa Pine @ Alan Bauer|
Trail stats (thanks Alan Bauer): USFS Pass required. Start elevation 1950', 3.25 miles in at 2900', four miles in is 3100' start to get patchy snow. Directions are the best estimates that we have so please bring map and compass and/or GPS.
Next to Lake Chelan- Chelan Butte first stop
|One can hike or drive up this road; we took our 4 wheel drive.|
|Views from the top towards Lake Chelan @ Mike Mahoney.|
|Plenty of wildflowers to view.|
Next stop to Echo Ridge- The Shoe
|At The Shoe Trailhead click above for trail map|
|Open views are typical on this trail|
Wine tasting in Lake Chelan is a must!!
|After hike Michael checked out the wines at Hard Row to Hoe|
|Lots of great Wine in Lake Chelan AVA|