Hike in the almost always sunny Teanaway area. The last part (3/4 of a mile) of the hike still has some snow. However snow should be totally melted out by the end of June. Thanks to Alan Bauer for photos.
|Michael enjoying lunch and view of Mt. Rainier @ Alan Bauer|
|View of Stuart Range @ Alan Bauer|
|Calypso Orchid @ Alan Bauer|
|Alan in field of dreams (Balsamroot flowers) @ Michael Fagin|
Driving 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. Drive 13 miles to 29 Pines Campground, where the pavement ends. Veer right, and continue about 1 mile. At the first road junction after crossing the bridge over Stafford Creek, turn right onto Forest Road 9703 (signed "Stafford Creek") and drive 4 miles to road's end.
Trail stats: 3200 foot gain and 10 miles roundtrip
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