Monday, April 22, 2013

KUOW Hike of the week- Westberg

This  trail is west of Ellensburg and is snowfree and not muddy, wildflowers out.Thanks to Karen Sykes for some of the photos and Dennis Long for trail details.
Great view of Mt Stuart, @Karen Sykes
Check out Green Trails Maps for list of maps. Sorry no map for this hike. Click here for complete list of maps.  
Start of the trail
Pine trees and Stuart
Weather station at top

At the summit after lunch @Karen Sykes
Driving directions: From Seattle, drive east on Interstate 90 to exit 101 for Thorp. Turn right onto South Thorp Highway and continue 2 miles. Then turn right (south) onto Cove Road and drive 6 miles. At the second stop sign, continue straight, crossing Manastash Road. In 0.2 mile, find the large parking area on the right side of the soon-to-dead-end road.This is on Kittitas Reclamation District no hiking permit needed.
Trail stats: 1700 foot gain and 5 miles roundtrip.
Our route

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