Yearly hike outside of Cle Elum and peak flower time on Iron Bear trail. Enjoy this wonderful hike and views of Mt. Stuart. Thanks to Alan Bauer for the photos.
|Penstemon @ Alan Bauer|
|Bitteroot @ Alan Bauer|
|Indian Paintbrush @ Alan Bauer|
|Lunch spot at 5520' with view of Mt. Stuart @ Alan Bauer|
|Michael walking the ridge @ Alan Bauer|
Trail stats: From the trailhead take trail 1351 to the Knob at (5489 feet) and this is about 6.4 miles round trip. Great views here. Some folks like to go to Jester Mountain which is about another 0.50 mile (north and east) at 5520 feet and the waypoints are :N47°22.324' & W120°321' . This is harder to find than the Knob at 5489 feet and views at the Knob are great.
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