We hiked this several years ago about the same time of the year and understand from recent trip reports that we have similar conditions. Hike is snowfree up to 6000 feet with wildflowers out and great views of the Mt. Stuart Range. Hike is in the Teanaway area. Thanks to Alan Bauer for photos.
|Michael heading to the Pass, Earl Peak to left @ Alan Bauer|
|Tiger Lilly @ Alan Bauer|
|Jeffery's shooting star @ Alan Bauer|
|At the pass with lunch and Stuart Range @ Alan Bauer|
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 north on Teanaway Road, veering right as it becomes first the North Fork Teanaway Road and then unpaved Forest Road 9737 at 29 Pines Campground. At the first road junction after crossing the bridge over Stafford Creek, turn right onto Forest Road 9703 (signed "Stafford Creek") and drive 2.5 miles to the Stafford Creek trailhead, found just after crossing Stafford Creek.
Trail Stats: 12 miles roundtrip and 3000 foot elevation gain.
Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.
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