Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Gallagher Head Lake

Gallagher Head Lake

This hike is outside of Cle Elum in the Teanaway area. This trail has very gentle grade and offers views of Hawkins Mountain and Esmeralda Peaks.

View of Esmeralda Peaks on the way 
Gallagher Lake 
Hawkins Mountain 

Driving Directions: From Seattle take I-90 east to Cle Elum and take Hwy 970 about 7 miles to Teanaway Road and turn left. Follow this paved road and then turn right on gravel road, North Fork Teanaway (9737). Go about 8.5 miles and turn left on FR 9737-120 and go short distance to De Roux Campground and trailhead.
Trail stats: 8.5 miles and we did a very little off trail and about 2000' foot gain. Here is the 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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