Monday, September 21, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Koppen Mountain

Updated 9-21-2015

Hike in the Teanaway area with great views of Mt. Stuart and even Mt. Rainier. Might be some snow (1 or 2 inches) at top so trekking poles a good idea. Even if you do not get to the top great views and colors before that.

View of Mt. Stuart and Michael grinding up hill @ Alan Bauer
Great fall colors on the way up @ Alan Bauer

More colors @ Alan Bauer
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 north on the Teanaway Road, veering right as it becomes first the North Fork Teanaway Road and then unpaved Forest Road 9737 at 29 Pines Campground. Drive 4 miles to Beverly Campground and then continue another 3 miles or so and turn left onto Forest Road 9737-120. Follow it to the  De Roux Campground which there are some horse trailers parked and the trailhead.

Trail stats: 7 miles roundtrip and 2300 foot gain.

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