Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Iron Peak

Issued: June 7, 2018

This hike is in the Teanaway area and there is still a few snow patches  below the the ridge top and snow patches on the way to the summit and you get great views from the ridge top.  95% of the hike is snow free. Trekking poles work great and no need for snowshoes. We didn't use micro-spikes. You can continue to the summit with views of Mt. Stuart and Mt. Rainier and Mt. Daniel. One can stop at the ridge top and not go to the summit and still get great views
Mount Stuart
Lots of flowers on the way up
On the ridge top

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. Continue north for almost to road end and trailhead is on the right and small parking on left and is 0.5 miles past De Roux Campground . If you driven to the end of the road you have driven too far
Trail Stats: 7 miles 2700  foot gain and the peak is at 6510 feet. Here is our track

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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