This hike is just east of Snoq Pass and starts at trail that goes to Easton Ridge. This is steep in places and part of the hike is on unmarked trail so you want a good map and compass and or GPS. Jerry did the the track for this.
|View of Cle Elum Lake and Stuart Range @ Dave Bobroff|
|Cool and breezy summit @ George Mead|
|Jerry taking a break on way up @ George Mead|
Directions: From Seattle drive I-90 east and get off at Exit 70. Proceed over the freeway and turn left onto frontage road. Then turn right on FS Road 4818 (signed Kachess Dam Road). Stay on Road No. 4818 go less then one mile to an unsigned road junction, turn right at an unmarked road which is at Waypoint N47.15.976 W121.11.154@ 2260' .
Continue about 3/4 mile to the trailhead elevation 2,368 feet (it is also the trailhead for Easton Ridge). Waypoints at Trailhead are N 47.16.03 W 121.10.28 Careful trail is hard to find.
Here is the track and thanks Jerry Retzlaff. It is 8 miles roundtrip and 3300 foot gain.