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Teanaway Peak Rank Back Court 100 Rank Teanaway Peak Elevation (Feet) Last Updated
1 18 Ingalls Peak 7662 6.29.2009
2 Ingalls Peak - South Peak 7640 10.6.2015
3 Ingalls Peak - East Peak 7480 6.5.2015
4 Fortune Peak 7382 10.4.2018
5 26 Three Brothers 7303 8.25.2015
6 28 Navaho Peak 7223 10.31.2017
7 Three Brothers Old Lookout 7169 8.25.2015
8 30 Hawkins Mountain 7160 5.25.2016
9 Hawkins Thimble 7080 7.15.2015
10 Van Epps Peak 7039 6.28.2016
11 34 Earl Peak 7036 10.2.2014
12 Yellow Lichen Castle 7014 8.10.2017
13 Yellow Lichen Towers - West Tower 6965 8.10.2017
14 40 Bills Peak 6917 11.10.2015
15 Not Hinkhouse Peak 6878 9.7.2016
16 47 Teanaway Peak 6779 6.19.2018
17 49 Esmeralda Peak 6765 7.6.2016
18 53 Bean Peak 6743 8.31.2018
19 Marys Peak 6680 5.31.2014
20 Devils Head 6666 6.21.2016
21 Peak 6658 6658 6.21.2016
22 Stuart Pass Hill 6656 6.19.2017
23 Esmeralda Peak - North Ridge 6621 8.24.2018
24 Volcanic Neck 6600 8.31.2018
25 Small Fortune 6598 9.7.2016
26 Judis Peak 6560 5.31.2014
27 Iron Peak 6510 6.15.2018
28 Longsway Peak 6494 6.19.2018
29 Esmeralda Peak - East Peak 6480 7.6.2016
30 Esmeralda Peak - West Peak 6477 7.6.2016
31 Gallagher Head Ridge 6447 6.30.2017
32 60 Jolly Mountain 6443 10.8.2014
33 61 Freedom Peak 6442 10.31.2017
34 Three Brothers - East Peak 6427 5.29.2018
35 Esmeralda Middle Peak 6407 7.6.2016
36 62 Miller Peak 6402 6.26.2018
37 63 The Louvre 6394 10.8.2014
38 DeRoux Peak 6260 8.18.2015
39 Prospects Hill 6165 7.12.2017
40 Skookum Peak 6050 10.8.2014
41 Longs Reach 6047 7.11.2017
42 73 Koppen Mountain 6031 6.20.2008
43 76 Humerus Hill 5920 9.3.2008
44 Peak 5885 5885 8.18.2015
45 80 Sasse Mountain 5730 5.7.2015
46 81 Elbow Peak 5720 6.12.2008
47 Huckleberry Mountain 5667 6.16.2015
48 Not So Sasse Peak 5568 2.20.2013
49 Yellow Hill 5527 6.12.2008
50 Peak 5520 (Medra Peak) 5520 6.7.2016
51 84 Jester Mountain 5520 2.2.2016
52 Iron Bear 5489 2.2.2016
53 Iron Mountain 5480 1.14.2010
54 85 Malcolm Mountain 5480 10.21.2014
55 Joker 5459 2.2.2016
56 Howson Peak 5440 5.7.2015
57 86 Red Top Mountain 5361 1.6.2010
58 88 Johnson Mountain 5220 5.8.2018
59 Peak 5159 5159 2.11.2015
60 90 Hex Mountain 5034 2.11.2015
61 Teanaway Ridge 4943 11.5.2014
62 92 Old Pass Hill 4885 3.26.2016
63 93 Bearjack Ridge - East Peak 4800 1.15.2009
64 94 Roughhouse Mountain 4760 10.8.2008
65 94 Teanaway Butte 4760 5.2.2018
66 98 Serpentine Hill 4658 6.7.2018
67 100 Bearjack Ridge - West Peak 4600 1.21.2010
68 Tarzan Butte 4385 4.26.2018
69 Stafford Lookout Site 3784 3.26.2015
70 Middle Teanaway Lookout Site 3360 5.2.2018


1.   Ingalls Peak - 7662'

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Trip Date:

June 29, 2009
Trip Report: Ingalls Peak Trip Report
Photos: Ingalls Peak Photos
GPS Track: Not Available
Trailhead: Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394… located at the end of the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737).

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Comments: This is a technical climb… with the most difficult move being rated at 5.2. I’ve known Charlie Hickenbottom since our college days at the University of Washington… and he was kind enough to babysit me on this climb.

While this trip starts at the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead, we only hiked a half-mile on it… then used Ingalls Way Trail #1390 to take us over Ingalls Pass into Headlight Basin… where we left the trail and headed cross country to the col between South Ingalls and North Ingalls… then roped up and started climbing.


2.   Ingalls Peak - South Peak - 7640'

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Trip Date:

September 4, 2005
Trip Report: Ingalls Peak - South Peak Trip Report
Photos: Not Available
GPS Track: Ingalls Peak - South Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394… located at the end of the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737).

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Comments: While this trip starts at the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead, we only hiked a half-mile on it… then used Ingalls Way Trail #1390 to take us over Ingalls Pass into Headlight Basin… where we left the trail and headed cross country to the col between South Ingalls and North Ingalls… where we crossed over to the west side of the col and scrambled up to the summit of South Ingalls… Class 3.

From the South Ingalls summit we followed the ridge south toward Fortune Peak… where at times we had to give back some elevation on the east side of the ridge before reaching the Fortune Peak summit… then completed the loop portion of our hike by passing by Lake Camp Fire Girls on our way back to the Ingalls Way Trail… reaching it just below Ingalls Pass.
      Additional Ingalls Peak - South Peak Trips:
9.27.2006 Trip Report     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead and route as above.
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7.3.2013 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead, but did not include Fortune Peak this time.
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6.5.2015 GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above. Snowdog did this trip on the same day that I did East Ingalls and this is her GPS Track. It also includes Fortune Peak, but is a bit different from the others in that it takes a very direct, cross-country route from Fortune Peak down to Esmeralda Basin.
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10.6.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above. We also included Fortune Peak on this loop trip.


3.   Ingalls Peak - East Peak - 7480'

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Trip Date:

June 5, 2015
Trip Report: Ingalls Peak - East Peak Trip Report
Photos: Ingalls Peak - East Peak Photos
GPS Track: Ingalls Peak - East Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394… located at the end of the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737).

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Comments: This is a technical climb (Class 5.3 or 5.4)... where we found the crux of the climb to be the 160 foot rappel from the ledge above the chockstone down the gully to our packs. Plan on a long day... 12 hours car-to-car for our group of three.

There isn’t much beta on this one, but Brett Dyson (aka b00) has a link on nwhikers that gives a very good description.

While this trip starts at the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead, you only hike a half-mile on it… then use Ingalls Way Trail #1390 to take you over Ingalls Pass into Headlight Basin… where you will leave the trail and head for the gully that leads up to the notch between the north summit and east summit… then rope up.


4.   Fortune Peak - 7382'

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Trip Date:

October 17, 2012
Trip Report: Fortune Peak Trip Report
Photos: Fortune Peak Photos
GPS Track: Fortune Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394… located at the end of the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737).

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Comments: While this trip starts at the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead, we only hiked a half-mile on it… then used Ingalls Way Trail #1390 to take us over Ingalls Pass into Headlight Basin… where we left the snow trench and headed for the SE ridge of Fortune Peak... leaving a short hike to the summit... where we continued down Fortune's west ridge into a small basin... where we found the County Line Trail that eventually connected with the Esmeralda Basin Trail... which we followed back to the car.
      Additional Fortune Peak Trips:
6.17.2005 Trip Report     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Started from the same trailhead as above... however, 400 feet below Ingalls Pass we left the trail and worked our way cross-country over to Lake Camp Fire Girls... then up to Fortune's SE ridge... then on up to the summit. Then returned to our car via the same route as mentioned above.
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6.5.2015 GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above. Snowdog did this trip on the same day that I did East Ingalls and this is her GPS Track. She did South Ingalls Peak first and then over to Fortune Peak... then took a very direct, cross-country route from Fortune Peak down to Esmeralda Basin and back to the car.
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10.6.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above. We also included South Ingalls Peak on this loop trip.
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9.7.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above. Fortune Peak was one of three peaks that we did on this scramble trip. I think of this trip as the "Longs Pass to Fortune Creek Pass High Route".

We also did 'Not Hinkhouse' Peak and Small Fortune on this loop trip... and also visited three passes... Longs, Ingalls and Fortune Creek.
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10.4.2018 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead at the end of the N. Fork Teanaway Road (aka FS-9737).

I hiked from the trailhead to Ingalls Pass... then on into Headlight Basin before scrambling up to the ESE ridge of Fortune Peak... where I picked up a good path that led on up to the summit... then returned via Lake Camp Fire Girls to rejoin the Ingalls Way Trail a couple hundred feet below Ingalls Pass... then hiked the trail back to the car.


5.   Three Brothers - 7303'

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Trip Date:

May 22, 2007
Trip Report: Three Brothers Trip Report
Photos: Not Available
GPS Track: Three Brothers GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Stafford Creek Trail #1359. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.4 miles and turn right on the Stafford Creek Road (aka FS-9703)... then drive 2.4 miles to the trailhead.

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Comments: We stayed on the main trail for 3 miles until we reached a stream crossing at 4800' feet... where we left the main trail and headed up on fairly easy terrain, gaining the ridge between Navaho Peak and Little Navaho at 6600'... where we gave back 500 feet of elevation, as we worked our way over to the pass that separates the Falls Creek and Negro Creek drainages... then up the southwest ridge to the west summit of Three Brothers.
      Additional Three Brothers Trips:
7.1.2014 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead and route as above... with better photos than the 2007 photos.
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8.25.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: We did this summit as a day hike on the second day of a "3 day, 2 night" backpack trip... we hiked Stafford Creek Trail #1359 for 5.4 miles and set up our campsite in Stafford Meadow... woke up the next morning and left camp with our day packs and hiked up to the summit of Navaho Peak... then over to the west summit of Three Brothers... then on over to the Three Brothers old lookout site.

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6.   Navaho Peak - 7223'

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Trip Date:

June 4, 2013
Trip Report: Navaho Peak Trip Report
Photos: Navaho Peak Photos
GPS Track: Navaho Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Stafford Creek Trail #1359. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.4 miles and turn right on the Stafford Creek Road (aka FS-9703)... then drive 2.4 miles to the trailhead.

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Comments: We chose to go cross-country after a major stream crossing at ~4800 feet... and took a direct line up to the summit... and while we could have easily returned via the same route, we chose to make a partial loop out of the hike by returning via the path/trail that took us to Navaho Pass... where we connected with the Stafford Creek Trail... which we used to get back to our car.
      Additional Navaho Peak Trips:
8.25.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: We did this summit as a day hike on the second day of a "3 day, 2 night" backpack trip... we hiked Stafford Creek Trail #1359 for 5.4 miles and set up our campsite in Stafford Meadow... woke up the next morning and left camp with our day packs and hiked up to the summit of Navaho Peak... then over to the west summit of Three Brothers... then on over to the Three Brothers old lookout site.

Click on Google Maps to get the trailhead directions from your starting point.
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6.22.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: We did this peak as part of a 3 day backpack trip... setting up our base camp 200 feet above Navaho Pass... then on the second day we made a short hike up to Peak 6658 before taking the County Line Trail over to Volcanic Neck and following a good path from Volcanic Neck over to Devils Head... then on the third morning of our backpack we did Navaho before breaking camp and heading back to our car.

Our trailhead for this trip was Stafford Creek Trail #1359. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.4 miles and turn right on the Stafford Creek Road (aka FS-9703)... then drive 2.4 miles to the trailhead.

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10.31.2017 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: This was the first time that we also included Freedom Peak along with Navaho... hiking the Stafford Creek Trail #1359 for 2.2 miles before leaving the trail and heading cross-country on steep terrain... working our way up to Freedom's SE ridge... then crossing over the Freedom summit and continuing on the ridge to the summit of Navaho... then used the good path off of the summit that got us to the County Line Trail and Navaho Pass... where we quickly reconnected with the Stafford Creek Trail and began the 6 mile trail hike back to our cars.

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7.   Three Brothers Old Lookout - 7169'

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Trip Date:

August 25, 2015
Trip Report: Three Brothers Old Lookout Trip Report
Photos: Three Brothers Old Lookout Photos
GPS Track: Three Brothers Old Lookout GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Stafford Creek Trail #1359. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.4 miles and turn right on the Stafford Creek Road (aka FS-9703)... then drive 2.4 miles to the trailhead.

Click on Google Maps to get the trailhead directions from your starting point.
Comments: We did this summit as a day hike on the second day of a "3 day, 2 night" backpack trip... we hiked Stafford Creek Trail #1359 for 5.4 miles and set up our campsite in Stafford Meadow... woke up the next morning and left camp with our day packs and hiked up to the summit of Navaho Peak... then over to the west summit of Three Brothers... then on over to the old lookout site (aka Point 7169).


8.   Hawkins Mountain - 7160'

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Trip Date:

June 17, 2011
Trip Report: Hawkins Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Hawkins Mountain Photos
GPS Track: Hawkins Mountain GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: This is a backdoor route to Hawkins and is not an official trailhead. Drive through Roslyn and Ronald and continue on the Salmon La Sac Road for several miles... just before the road crosses the Cle Elum River, turn right on the unpaved FS 4330 and head steeply uphill... drive 4330 for 5 miles and turn right onto Road 138. Drive Road 138 for .3 miles to a junction... stay to the right at the junction and continue driving past a very large sign for the Boulder-DeRoux Trail for another .4 miles to the end of Road 138.

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Comments: This backdoor route saves at least 5 miles of hiking when compared with starting at the Boulder DeRoux Trailhead located at the north end of the DeRoux Campground. You will have to gain 300 more feet of elevation, but that is a small price to pay when saving 5 miles of hiking. This route does require some cross-country hiking... however, it is not very brushy. I would recommend having a GPS for this route.
      Additional Hawkins Mountain Trips:
6.21.2006 Trip Report
Comments: Started at the Boulder DeRoux Trailhead located at the north end of the DeRoux Campground... and hiked past Gallaher Head Lake... then a half-mile or so on a dirt road... then left the road and worked our way up to the 6800 foot saddle between the main summit and east summit... then up to a false summit where we joined the backdoor route mentioned above... before going on over to the true summit. This route is 5 miles longer than the backdoor route mentioned above.

Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to the entrance of the DeRoux Campground. After turning into the campground you will still need to drive another half-mile or so to find the trailhead at the north end of the campground.
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10.18.2003 GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead and route as the June 21, 2006 trip... however I have the GPS track for this trip. Comparing this route to the June 17, 2011 backdoor route really highlights the difference in mileage between the two routes.

Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to the entrance of the DeRoux Campground. After turning into the campground you will still need to drive another half-mile or so to find the trailhead at the north end of the campground.
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6.16.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Basically the same unofficial trailhead that was used for the backdoor route to Hawkins Mountain on June 17, 2011, except you turn left after driving Road 138 for .3 miles... then drive Road 305 a short distance and park before crossing Camp Creek.

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On this trip we did Huckleberry Mountain first... and then worked our way over to the SE ridge of Hawkins, which we followed on up to the summit. On the return trip we stayed on the SE ridge until the path disappeared at ~4900 feet... then took a direct cross-country route back down to the car.
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5.25.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: The same unofficial trailhead that was used for the backdoor route to Hawkins Mountain on June 17, 2011.

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9.   Hawkins Thimble - 7080'

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Trip Date:

July 15, 2015
Trip Report: Hawkins Thimble Trip Report
Photos: Hawkins Thimble Photos
GPS Track: Hawkins Thimble GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to the entrance of the DeRoux Campground. After turning into the campground you will still need to drive another half-mile or so to find the trailhead at the north end of the campground.
Comments: We used a combination of the Boulder DeRoux Trail, 4WD Road 301 and 4WD Road 304 to reach the basin (~6200') on the south side of Hawkins Mountain... then up a boulder field and some loose scree to a notch on the east side of the Thimble. The last 60 feet to the summit is Class 3... with at least one Class 4 move... a hand line and 4 slings made this a lot more comfortable for us.


10.   Van Epps Peak - 7039'

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Trip Date:

July 23, 2015
Trip Report: Van Epps Peak Trip Report
Photos: Van Epps Peak Photos
GPS Track: Van Epps Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to where we parked at the junction of four-wheel-drive roads 301 and 302.
Comments: Driving 2.5 miles on Road 302 was the crux of this trip. It is a jeep road... and the link above will guide you to where we parked at the junction of roads 301 and 302. After walking Road 302 for a half mile, we hiked the N. Fork Fortune Creek Trail (#1339) to just below Van Epps Pass... where we continued to the pass on the County Line Trail (#1226.2)... then followed a path up the west ridge of Van Epps Peak to the summit. From the summit we followed the ridge toward Ingalls Peak for a half-mile before making a descending traverse over to Lake Ann... then followed the County Line Trail back to Van Epps Pass and traced our steps back down to the car.
      Additional Van Epps Peak Trips:
6.28.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same parking area as we used for the 2015 trip above. On this hike we followed the ridge from Van Epps Peak all the way over to the NW ridge of Ingalls Peak... and we did not visit Lake Ann on this trip.

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11.   Earl Peak - 7036'

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Trip Date:

October 2, 2014
Trip Report: Earl Peak Trip Report
Photos: Earl Peak Photos
GPS Track: Earl Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391. Follow the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) ~4 miles from the entrance to 29 Pines Campground and turn right on Road 112 (unmarked)... then a little more than a mile to the trailhead.

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Comments: Followed good trail all the way to the saddle south of the Earl Peak summit... then followed a good path to Earl's summit. We also did Bean Peak by going cross-country and following the ridge from Earl over to Bean... and finished up Bean Peak with some Class 3 scrambling.
      Additional Earl Peak Trips:
5.6.2013 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... Bean Creek was running so fast that we had to stay on the east side of the creek... working our way up valley to the approximate location of the trail leading up to the saddle south of Earl Peak. Pretty much snow all the way.
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5.12.2010 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... from Bean Creek Basin we gained the ridge on the NW side of the Earl Peak summit... and came back down on south side of the summit.
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5.30.2008 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... we couldn't get across Bean Creek... and took a much more direct route to ridge than we did on the May 2006 trip... very steep in places and probably won't choose this route again.


12.   Yellow Lichen Castle - 7014'

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Trip Date:

August 10, 2017
Trip Report: Yellow Lichen Castle Trip Report
Photos: Yellow Lichen Castle Photos
GPS Track: Yellow Lichen Castle GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: This is not an official trailhead.

Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to where we parked at the junction of four-wheel-drive roads 301 and 302.
Comments: Yellow Lichen Castle is located a quarter-mile NW of the main summit of Ingalls Peak and a stone's throw north of the west tower of Yellow Lichen Towers which we also did on this trip.

We did this trip as a three day and two night backpack... setting up our base camp at Lake Ann and scrambling the castle and climbing the west tower on the second day.

We scrambled Yellow Lichen Castle via its NW ridge... Class 3... with perhaps a couple Class 4 moves depending on a person's comfort level.


13.   Yellow Lichen Towers - West Tower - 6965'

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Trip Date:

August 10, 2017
Trip Report: YLT - West Tower Trip Report
Photos: YLT - West Tower Photos
GPS Track: YLT - West Tower GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: This is not an official trailhead.

Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to where we parked at the junction of four-wheel-drive roads 301 and 302.
Comments: The Yellow Lichen Towers are located less than a quarter-mile NW of the main summit of Ingalls Peak and just south of Yellow Lichen Castle which we also did on this trip.

We did this trip as a three day and two night backpack... setting up our base camp at Lake Ann and scrambling the castle and climbing the west tower on the second day.

The west tower involved a 20 foot, Class 5.5 crack in order to reach the summit... read the above trip report for a much more detailed description of the climb.

Two members of our group also climbed the much easier east tower... and no one in our group climbed the middle tower.

First ascents by Fred Dunham, Gene Prater and Jim Wickwire on October 1, 1961.


14.   Bills Peak - 6917'

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Trip Date:

June 18, 2005
Trip Report: Bills Peak Trip Report
Photos: Sorry... no photos from this trip
GPS Track: Bills Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391. Follow the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) ~4 miles from the entrance to 29 Pines Campground and turn right on Road 112 (unmarked)... then a little more than a mile to the trailhead.

Click on Google Maps to get the trailhead directions from your starting point.
Comments: We traveled the Beverly Creek Turnpike trail to where it junctions with the “Fourth Creek” trail… then went off trail and followed our noses up Bill’s Peak until we found good boot-path about half way up the peak which led us to the summit. On the return we made a loop out of the hike by hiking over to the Volcanic Neck... then followed Bean Peak's north ridge up to the Bean summit... then dropped into Bean Creek Basin and completed the loop portion of the hike by following Bean Creek Trail 1391.1 back to the junction with the Beverly Turnpike Trail... leaving a half-mile walk back to the car.
      Additional Bills Peak Trips:
3.29.2015 GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... I was not on this trip, but Snowdog was kind enough to share her GPS track with me. Her party started at the Bean/Beverly Trailhead... went up the Beverly Turnpike to Fourth Creek Pass... then took a fairly direct line to Bill's summit... 8.3 miles roundtrip, gaining 3577 feet of elevation.
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11.10.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead and route as above.


15.   Not Hinkhouse Peak - 6878'

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Trip Date:

July 30, 2008
Trip Report: Not Hinkhouse Peak Trip Report
Photos: Not Hinkhouse Peak Photos
GPS Track: Not Hinkhouse Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394… located at the end of the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737).

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Comments: This a fun scramble from Longs Pass to Ingalls Pass... some Class 2 and a little Class 3 if you want to spice the trip up... however, the Class 3 can be avoided if you choose.
      Additional "Not Hinkhouse Peak" Trips:
6.14.2012 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same basic trip as above... however, there was a lot more snow on this one... making for a more direct route up to the ridge between Longs Pass and Ingalls Pass... and a more direct route from Ingalls Pass to Esmeralda Basin.
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9.7.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above. 'Not Hinkhouse' Peak was one of three peaks that we did on this scramble trip. I think of this trip as the "Longs Pass to Fortune Creek Pass High Route".

We also did Fortune Peak and Small Fortune on this loop trip... and also visited three passes... Longs, Ingalls and Fortune Creek.


16.   Teanaway Peak - 6779'

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Trip Date:

October 20, 2009
Trip Report: Teanaway Peak Trip Report
Photos: Teanaway Peak Photos
GPS Track: Teanaway Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Iron Peak Trail #1399. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 8.6 miles and find the trailhead on the right side of the road. Parking is on the left side of the road. The trailhead is a short distance beyond the Camp Wahoo horse camp.

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Comments: Today we only did Teanaway Peak... however, many people include Iron Peak on this trip to make it a twofer for the day. This is a Class 2 scramble. Basically just follow the Iron Peak Trail to the saddle between Teanaway Peak and Iron Peak... then follow a reasonable path from the saddle and work your way over to the east ridge of Teanaway... then follow your nose to the summit.
      Additional Teanaway Peak Trips:
5.13.2014 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... we also did Iron Peak on this trip... and with most of the terrain snow covered... so we were able to take a more direct route to Iron Peak than having to use the trail... then went down to the Iron/Teanaway saddle... where we worked our way over to the east ridge of Teanaway Peak on snow... then up to the summit.
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11.4.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Basically the same trip as the May 13, 2014 trip above... except this time we went directly to the Teanaway/Iron saddle... and did Teanaway Peak first and Iron Peak second.
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5.18.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as all of the other Teanaway Peak trips listed above... the big difference on this trip is that from the Teanaway/Iron Peaks saddle we took a direct route up the south ridge of Teanaway Peak... Class 3 with a couple of Class 4 moves.
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Comments: Did this one as a thru-hike... parking one car at the Iron Peak Trailhead and driving a second car up to the end of N. Fork Teanaway Road (aka FS-9737) and starting our hike on the Esmeralda Basin Trail... then followed a combination of this trail, the Ingalls Way Trail and the Longs Pass Trail to go up to Longs Pass... then followed the ridge cross-country on what I call the "Longsway Traverse"... crossing over Longsway Peak (aka Point 6494) and then on over to the summit of Teanaway Peak... then down to the Iron/Teanaway saddle where we picked up the Iron Peak Trail which we followed back down to the trailhead... where we got into our first car and drove it back up to our second car at the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead.

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17.   Esmeralda Peak - 6765'

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Trip Date:

November 11, 2014
Trip Report: Esmeralda Peak Trip Report
Photos: Esmeralda Peak Photos
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Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

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Comments: Esmeralda Peak is a huge mountain… with several prominent high points along a ridge that stretches for more than two miles… from the west end above Gallaher Lake to the east end above the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead at the end of the North Fork Teanaway River Road. The highest points are the twin summits at the west end of the mountain… both triangulated at 6765 feet.

It was so cold on this trip that we only went to the western-most of the twin summits which does house the summit register… however, if you want to insure that you tag the highest point, visit both of them.
      Additional Esmeralda Peak Trips:
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Comments: Same trailhead that we used on the November 11, 2014 trip above. We also did these Esmeralda peaks on this very long day of peak bagging... Esmeralda Peak - East Peak, Esmeralda Peak - West Peak and Esmeralda Middle Peak.


18.   Bean Peak - 6743'

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Trip Date:

October 2, 2014
Trip Report: Bean Peak Trip Report
Photos: Bean Peak Photos
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Trailhead: Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391. Follow the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) ~4 miles from the entrance to 29 Pines Campground and turn right on Road 112 (unmarked)... then a little more than a mile to the trailhead.

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Comments: We also did Earl Peak on this trip... following good trail all the way to the saddle south of the Earl Peak summit... then followed a good path to Earl's summit... then going cross-country and following the ridge from Earl over to Bean... finishing up the SE ridge of Bean Peak with some Class 3 scrambling... before dropping into Bean Creek Basin from the south side of Bean Peak (Class 2).
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Comments: Same trailhead as above... this was the first time we did Marys Peak and Bean Peak. We hiked up the Beverly Turnpike Trail to Fourth Creek Pass... where we left the main trail and scrambled up to the Marys Peak summit (aka Point 6680+)... then stayed as close to the ridge as possible on our way from Marys over to the Bean summit... then returned from the Bean summit via Bean Creek Basin.
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5.31.2014 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead as above... from the Bean Creek Basin we gained the ridge (~6400') a quarter-mile SE of Bean's summit block... and as we got closer to the summit block we decided to stay closer to the SE ridgeline... where we found some Class 3/4 rock on the way to the summit (6743')... then from Bean we gave up a few hundred feet of elevation on our way over to Marys Peak... then over to Judys Peak... before reconnecting with the Bean Creek Trail for our return to the car.
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5.12.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... and basically the same route that we used on the May 31, 2014 above. Bean Creek was running pretty high and we had to wade across Bean Creek after hiking .75 miles from the car.
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8.31.2018 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as we used on October 2, 2014.

Bean Peak is a Class 2/3 scramble if you go up and/or down its south face. Easy Class 2 if you use the north ridge.

We made a loop out of the trip by also including Volcanic Neck on the trip.... starting on the Beverly Turnpike and hiking to Fourth Creek Pass... then underneath the north face of Marys Peak and Bean Peak over to the Volcanic Neck/Bean Peak saddle... then traversed along the south side of Volcanic Neck over to its east side where we started up the first of three distinct gullies that would take us up to the summit... then traced our steps back to the Volcanic Neck/Bean Peak saddle... then up the north ridge of Bean Peak to its summit... where we scrambled down the south face of Bean Peak to Bean Creek Basin and back to the car via the Bean Creek Trail and a short portion of the Beverly Turnpike Trail.


19.   Marys Peak - 6680'

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Trip Date:

May 29, 2012
Trip Report: Marys Peak Trip Report
Photos: Marys Peak Photos
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Trailhead: Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391. Follow the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) ~4 miles from the entrance to 29 Pines Campground and turn right on Road 112 (unmarked)... then a little more than a mile to the trailhead.

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Comments: Hiked Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391 for a half-mile... then took Bean Creek Trail #1391.1 for approximately one mile where the trail crosses the second of two major gullies... where we left the main trail and headed in a fairly direct line to Judys Peak... then followed the ridge over to Marys Peak... then dropped into Bean Creek Basin... where we eventually reconnected with the Bean Creek Trail.
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Comments: Same trailhead as above... a different route than we used on the May 2012 report above. This was the first time we did Marys Peak... and we also included Bean Peak. We hiked up the Beverly Turnpike Trail to Fourth Creek Pass... where we left the main trail and scrambled up to the Marys Peak summit (aka Point 6680+)... then stayed as close to the ridge as possible on our way from Marys over to the Bean summit... then returned from the Bean summit via Bean Creek Basin.
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5.31.2014 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead as above... a different route than the above trips that included Bean Peak and Judys Peak. From Bean Creek Basin we gained the ridge (~6400') a quarter-mile SE of Bean's summit block... and as we got closer to the summit block we decided to stay closer to the SE ridgeline... where we found some Class 3/4 rock on the way to the summit (6743')... then from Bean we gave up a few hundred feet of elevation on our way over to Marys Peak... then over to Judys Peak... before reconnecting with the Bean Creek Trail for our return to the car.


20.   Devils Head - 6666'

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Trip Date:

June 19, 2008
Trip Report: Devils Head Trip Report
Photos: Devils Head Photos
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Trailhead: Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391. Follow the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) ~4 miles from the entrance to 29 Pines Campground and turn right on Road 112 (unmarked)... then a little more than a mile to the trailhead.

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Comments: Devils Head is a short hike from Volcanic Neck. In addition to Volcanic Neck, we also did Bean Peak on this trip. We made a loop out of the trip... starting on the Beverly Turnpike and hiking to Fourth Creek Pass... then underneath the north face of Marys Peak and Bean Peak over to the SW side of Volcanic Neck... then traversed along the south side of Volcanic Neck and started up the Neck from its east side... then hiked on out to Devils Head after doing the Neck... then traced our steps back to the saddle on the SW side of Volcanic Neck and went on up to Bean Peak... where we dropped into Bean Creek Basin and out via the trail.
      Additional Devils Head Trips:
7.15.2013 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead as above... used the same route as we did in June 2008... but better photos.
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Comments: We did this peak as part of a 3 day backpack trip... setting up our base camp 200 feet above Navaho Pass... then on the second day we made a short hike up to Peak 6658 before taking the County Line Trail over to Volcanic Neck and following a good path from Volcanic Neck over to Devils Head. On the third morning of our backpack we did Navaho Peak before breaking camp and hiking back to the car.

Our trailhead for this trip was Stafford Creek Trail #1359. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.4 miles and turn right on the Stafford Creek Road (aka FS-9703)... then drive 2.4 miles to the trailhead. We only used this trailhead because we were on a 3 day backpack trip. If you are going to day hike to Devils Head, use the Beverly Turnpike Trailhead.

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21.   Peak 6658 - 6658'

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Trip Date:

June 21, 2016.
Trip Report: Peak 6658 Trip Report
Photos: Peak 6658 Photos
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Trailhead: Stafford Creek Trail #1359. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.4 miles and turn right on the Stafford Creek Road (aka FS-9703)... then drive 2.4 miles to the trailhead.

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Comments: We did this peak as part of a 3 day backpack trip... setting up our base camp 200 feet above Navaho Pass... then following a good path from Navaho Pass to the summit on the morning of the second day. We also did Devils Head and Navaho Peak on this trip.


22.   Stuart Pass Hill - 6656'

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Trip Date:

June 19, 2017.
Trip Report: Stuart Pass Hill Trip Report
Photos: Stuart Pass Hill Photos
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Trailhead: Iron Peak Trail #1399. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 8.6 miles and find the trailhead on the right side of the road. Parking is on the left side of the road. The trailhead is a short distance beyond the Camp Wahoo horse camp.

The road was closed at this trailhead... so we parked here and made the one mile road walk to the end of the road and the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead.

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Comments: We hiked around the east shoreline of Lake Ingalls and scrambled the ridge over to Stuart Pass and Point 6656 (aka Stuart Pass Hill).


23.   Esmeralda Peak - North Ridge - 6621'

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Trip Date:

August 24, 2018
Trip Report: Esmeralda Peak - North Ridge Trip Report
Photos: Esmeralda Peak - North Ridge Photos
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Trailhead: Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394… located at the end of the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737).

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Comments: Hike the Esmeralda Basin Trail for a little over 2 miles... at ~5320 feet leave the main trail on an obvious path that leads over to the abandoned mining area at the head of Esmeralda Basin... where a short bushwhack will lead up to a 5800 foot pass on the east side of Esmeralda's north ridge. From the pass continue south and traverse around steep cliffs to attain the north ridge at a conveniently placed saddle (~6450 feet)... then turn to the north and follow the ridge (sometimes just east of the ridge) over to Point 6621.


24.   Volcanic Neck - 6600'

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Trip Date:

June 19, 2008
Trip Report: Volcanic Neck Trip Report
Photos: Volcanic Neck Photos
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Trailhead: Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391. Follow the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) ~4 miles from the entrance to 29 Pines Campground and turn right on Road 112 (unmarked)... then a little more than a mile to the trailhead.

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Comments: Volcanic Neck is a Class 3 scramble. We also did Devils Head and Bean Peak on this trip. We made a loop out of the trip... starting on the Beverly Turnpike and hiking to Fourth Creek Pass... then underneath the north face of Marys Peak and Bean Peak over to the SW side of Volcanic Neck... then traversed along the south side of Volcanic Neck and started up the Neck from its east side... then hiked on out to Devils Head after doing the Neck... then traced our steps back to the saddle on the SW side of Volcanic Neck and went on up to Bean Peak... where we dropped into Bean Creek Basin and out via the trail.
      Additional Volcanic Neck Trips:
7.15.2013 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead as above... used the same route as we did in June 2008... but better photos.
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8.31.2018 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above.

Volcanic Neck is a Class 3 scramble.

We made a loop out of the trip by also including Bean Peak on the trip.... starting on the Beverly Turnpike and hiking to Fourth Creek Pass... then underneath the north face of Marys Peak and Bean Peak over to the Volcanic Neck/Bean Peak saddle... then traversed along the south side of Volcanic Neck over to its east side where we started up the first of three distinct gullies that would take us up to the summit... then traced our steps back to the Volcanic Neck/Bean Peak saddle... then up the north ridge of Bean Peak to its summit... where we scrambled down the south face of Bean Peak to Bean Creek Basin and back to the car via the Bean Creek Trail and a short portion of the Beverly Turnpike Trail.


25.   Small Fortune - 6598'

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Trip Date:

September 7, 2016
Trip Report: Small Fortune Trip Report
Photos: Small Fortune Photos
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Trailhead: Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394… located at the end of the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737).

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Comments: Small Fortune was one of three peaks that we did on this scramble trip. I think of this trip as the "Longs Pass to Fortune Creek Pass High Route".

We also did 'Not Hinkhouse' Peak and Fortune Peak on this loop trip... and also visited three passes... Longs, Ingalls and Fortune Creek.


26.   Judis Peak - 6560'

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Trip Date:

May 29, 2012
Trip Report: Judys Peak Trip Report
Photos: Judys Peak Photos
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Trailhead: Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391. Follow the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) ~4 miles from the entrance to 29 Pines Campground and turn right on Road 112 (unmarked)... then a little more than a mile to the trailhead.

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Comments: Hiked Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391 for a half-mile... then took Bean Creek Trail #1391.1 for approximately one mile where the trail crosses the second of two major gullies... where we left the main trail and headed in a fairly direct line to Judys Peak... then followed the ridge over to Marys Peak... then dropped into Bean Creek Basin... where we eventually reconnected with the Bean Creek Trail.
      Additional Judys Peak Trips:
5.31.2014 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead as above... a different route than the above trip that included Bean Peak and Marys Peak. From Bean Creek Basin we gained the ridge (~6400') a quarter-mile SE of Bean's summit block... and as we got closer to the summit block we decided to stay closer to the SE ridgeline... where we found some Class 3/4 rock on the way to the summit (6743')... then from Bean we gave up a few hundred feet of elevation on our way over to Marys Peak... then over to Judys Peak... before reconnecting with the Bean Creek Trail for our return to the car.


27.   Iron Peak - 6510'

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Trip Date:

October 22, 2008
Trip Report: Iron Peak Trip Report
Photos: Iron Peak Photos
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Trailhead: Iron Peak Trail #1399. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 8.6 miles and find the trailhead on the right side of the road. Parking is on the left side of the road. The trailhead is a short distance beyond the Camp Wahoo horse camp.

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Comments: We also included Teanaway Peak on this trip to make it a twofer for the day. Follow the Iron Peak Trail to the saddle between Teanaway Peak and Iron Peak... turn right for Iron Peak or turn left for Teanaway Peak. Iron Peak is a hike. Teanaway Peak is a Class2/3 scramble.
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5.13.2014 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... we also did Teanaway Peak on this trip... and with most of the terrain snow covered... so we were able to take a more direct route to Iron Peak than having to use the trail... then went down to the Iron/Teanaway saddle... where we worked our way over to the east ridge of Teanaway Peak on snow... then up to the Teanaway summit.

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5.8.2009 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: This is the SSE ridge route to Iron Peak... a trip that is seldom done. Snow blocked the N. Fork Teanaway River Road after driving 2.7 miles from 29 Pines Campground... so we walked the road for 1.3 miles and headed cross-country shortly after crossing the bridge over Beverly Creek as we followed Iron's south ridge to the summit... returning via the Beverly Creek drainage... where we eventually found the Beverly Turnpike Trailhead... then walked Road 112 (unsigned) down to the N. Fork Teanaway River Road and made the mile walk back to our car. A very long day.
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5.17.2006 Trip Report     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: The original plan was to hike into Bean Creek Basin... however, the creek was running so fast that we didn't feel it would be safe to try and cross it... so we ended up walking the N. Fork Teanaway River Road for 3.7 miles to the summer trailhead. Don't think that I will do this one again.
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Comments: Basically the same trip as the May 13, 2014 trip above... except this time we went directly to the Teanaway/Iron saddle... and did Teanaway Peak first and Iron Peak second.
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5.9.2017 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: I call this route the "South Ridge Direct" route because it truly is a very direct route. From 29 Pines Campground we drove the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 5.3 miles and parked on the side of the road... then crossed the road and headed uphill... gaining 3300 feet of elevation in 3 miles to the summit. We did use the longer SSE Ridge (see the May 8, 2009 report above) to get back down to our car... making the stats an 8.7 mile loop, gaining 3675 feet of elevation.
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6.15.2018 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Did this one as a thru-hike... stashing one car near Beverly Campground, then driving the second car on up FS-9737 to the Iron Peak Trailhead... where we hiked trail #1399 to the summit (6510') of Iron Peak... then continued cross country off of the summit and down Iron's SSE ridge to where we parked our first car.

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28.   Longsway Peak - 6494'

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Trip Date:

June 2, 2017
Trip Report: Longsway Peak Trip Report
Photos: Longsway Peak Photos
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Trailhead: Iron Peak Trail #1399. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 8.6 miles and find the trailhead on the right side of the road. Parking is on the left side of the road. The trailhead is a short distance beyond the Camp Wahoo horse camp.

The road was closed at this trailhead... so we parked here and made the one mile road walk to the end of the road and the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead.

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Comments: Hike to Longs Pass... then turn south and follow the ridge for ~1 mile to Longsway Peak (aka Point 6494).
      Additional Longsway Peak Trips:
6.19.2018 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Did this one as a thru-hike... parking one car at the Iron Peak Trailhead and driving a second car up to the end of N. Fork Teanaway Road (aka FS-9737) and starting our hike on the Esmeralda Basin Trail... then followed a combination of this trail, the Ingalls Way Trail and the Longs Pass Trail to go up to Longs Pass... then followed the ridge cross-country on what I call the "Longsway Traverse"... crossing over Longsway Peak (aka Point 6494) and on over to Teanaway Peak... then down to the Iron/Teanaway saddle where we picked up the Iron Peak Trail which we followed back down to the trailhead... where we got into our first car and drove it back up to our second car at the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead.

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29.   Esmeralda Peak - East Peak - 6480'

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Trip Date:

May 28, 2015
Trip Report: Esmeralda Peak - East Peak - Trip Report
Photos: Esmeralda Peak - East Peak Photos
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Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

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Comments: This peak is rarely done because the highest point is at the easier west end of the mountain, more than a mile away... 99.9 percent of this trip is off trail... although a portion of the trip is on an abandoned trail... and there are some game trails that can be used.

We also did Esmeralda Peak - West Peak on this scramble.
      Additional Esmeralda Peak - East Peak Trips:
7.6.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead that we used on the May 28, 2015 trip above. We also did these Esmeralda peaks on this very long day of peak bagging... Esmeralda Peak, Esmeralda Peak - West Peak and Esmeralda Middle Peak.


30.   Esmeralda Peak - West Peak - 6477'

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Trip Date:

May 28, 2015
Trip Report: Esmeralda Peak - West Peak - Trip Report
Photos: Esmeralda Peak - West Peak Photos
GPS Track: Esmeralda Peak - West Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

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Comments: This peak is rarely done because the highest point is at the easier west end of the mountain, more than a mile away... 99.9 percent of this trip is off trail... although a portion of the trip is on an abandoned trail... and there are some game trails that can be used.

We also did Esmeralda Peak - East Peak on this scramble.
      Additional Esmeralda Peak - West Peak Trips:
7.6.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead that we used on the May 28, 2015 trip above. We also did these Esmeralda peaks on this very long day of peak bagging... Esmeralda Peak, Esmeralda Peak - East Peak and Esmeralda Middle Peak.


31.   Gallagher Head Ridge - 6447'

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Trip Date:

June 30, 2017
Trip Report: Gallagher Head Ridge Trip Report
Photos: Gallagher Head Ridge Photos
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Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

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Comments: Hike ~4 miles to Gallagher Head Lake... then cross-country in a NW direction from the lake and find a route up to the ridge. The high point (6447') on the ridge is located ~40 feet above a small saddle at the west end of the ridge.


32.   Jolly Mountain - 6443'

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Trip Date:

October 8, 2014
Trip Report: Jolly Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Jolly Mountain Photos
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Trailhead: From the Salmon La Sac Road, we drove Forest Service Road 4315 for 6.5 miles to the end of the road... where we found the Sasse Mountain Trail a short distance from where we parked. Note that there are a couple of gates on FS-4315, so be sure to check with the local ranger to make sure that they are unlocked... or be prepared to do some road walking.

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Comments: We also did Skookum Peak and The Louvre on this trip.
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9.3.2008 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: We also did Humerus Hill on this hike... and while we weren't able to drive all the way to the end of FS-4315 today, we were able to drive to the second gate at ~4800 feet... leaving a half-mile road walk to the Sasse Mountain Trail... and we actually did Jolly Mountain twice on this hike, crossing over it the first time on the way to Humerus Hill... and crossing over it the second time on our return to the car.

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33.   Freedom Peak - 6442'

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Trip Date:

May 17, 2012
Trip Report: Freedom Peak Trip Report
Photos: Freedom Peak Photos
GPS Track: Freedom Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: Stafford Creek Trail #1359. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.4 miles and turn right on the Stafford Creek Road (aka FS-9703)... then drive 2.4 miles to the trailhead.

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Comments: FS-9703 was gated near the junction with the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737). We knew about this and took our bikes with us... requiring a 2.4 mile bike ride to the trailhead. The above GPS Track also shows the bike ride.
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6.18.2008 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Unlike the May, 2012 trip above, we were able to drive all the way to the trailhead for Stafford Creek Trail #1359. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.4 miles and turn right on the Stafford Creek Road (aka FS-9703)... then drive 2.4 miles to the trailhead.

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10.31.2017 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: This was the first time that we also included Navaho Peak along with Freedom... hiking the Stafford Creek Trail #1359 for 2.2 miles before leaving the trail and heading cross-country on steep terrain... working our way up to Freedom's SE ridge... then following the ridge and crossing over the Freedom summit and continuing on the ridge to the summit of Navaho... then used the good path off of the summit that got us to the County Line Trail and Navaho Pass... where we quickly reconnected with the Stafford Creek Trail and began the 6 mile trail hike back to our cars.

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34.   Three Brothers - East Peak - 6427'

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Trip Date:

May 29, 2018
Trip Report: Three Brothers - East Peak Trip Report
Photos: Three Brothers - East Peak Photos
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Trailhead: This is not really an official trailhead... drive east of Blewett Pass for 10.8 miles and look for a very subtle exit on the west side of Hwy 97... this unsigned exit is actually the south end of FS-7312... note that this road is no longer on the list of roads in the Wenatchee River Ranger District because it has deteriorated terribly over the years. At any rate, drive 7312 for a short distance and park where the road has started to collapse into Peshastin Creek.

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Comments: This was a grueling trip... 14 hours car-to-car... 7.5 hrs to the summit, a 30 minute summit visit and 6 hours back to the car... 14.4 miles roundtrip, gaining 5221 feet of elevation. By far one of the most demanding hikes I have ever done. Very marginal trail even when it existed and bring your water shoes because there are two stream crossings (one by log and the other by foot).


35.   Esmeralda - Middle Peak - 6407'

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Trip Date:

June 1, 2016
Trip Report: Esmeralda Peak - Middle Peak Trip Report
Photos: Esmeralda Peak - Middle Peak Photos
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Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

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Comments: Starting from the north end of DeRoux Campground, we began hiking on DeRoux-Boulder Trail #1392... made the bridge crossing of the N. Fork Teanaway River and quickly left the trail and followed a faint path to ~5000 feet... where we left the path and headed uphill on steeper terrain to the south side of the summit block of Point 6407 (aka Esmeralda Peak - Middle Peak)... then did a Class 2 scramble to the summit from the east side of the summit block.
      Additional Esmeralda Middle Peak Trips:
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Comments: Same trailhead that we used on the June 1, 2016 trip above. We also did these Esmeralda peaks on this very long day of peak bagging... Esmeralda Peak, Esmeralda Peak - East Peak and Esmeralda Peak - West Peak.


36.   Miller Peak - 6402'

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Trip Date:

May 17, 2005
Trip Report: Miller Peak Trip Report
Photos: Not Available
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Trailhead: Miller Peak Trailhead #1379... drive the North Fork Teanaway road approximately 1.5 miles beyond the “29 Pines Campground” and turn right on the Stafford Creek road (aka FS-9703)… then drive 3.4 miles to the end of the road.

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Comments: This is a hike... trail and/or a good path lead all the way to the summit.
      Additional Miller Peak Trips:
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Comments: We started this loop hike from the end of Forest Service Road 9703, then hiked 4.2 miles on the Miller Peak Trail to the Miller summit (6402')... then off-trail for a half-mile as we followed Miller's east ridge down to connect with the County Line Trail (~5640')... then continued on the County Line Trail down to the saddle (~5000') between Miller Peak and Jester Mountain before heading up to the saddle (~5300') between Jester and Iron Bear... where we found the junction with the Teanaway Ridge Trail... which we followed a short distance over to the Iron Bear summit (5489')... then continued down the Teanaway Ridge Trail to the junction with the Iron Bear Trail... which we followed west back to our car.

We also did Iron Bear on this trip... and since our route took us 150 feet of elevation gain below Jester Mountain, it would be very easy to also include Jester on this trip.

Same trailhead as our 2005 trip above.
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6.26.2018 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as our 2005 trip above.

From 29 Pines Campground, drive the N. Fork Teanaway Road (aka FS-9737) for 1.3 miles and turn right onto FS-9703... then drive FS-9703 for 3.4 miles to the end of the road and start hiking on Miller Peak Trail #1379 which we followed all the way to the summit. The only difference from the 2005 trip report is that on the way down from the summit we decided to remain on Miller's SW ridge from ~6070 feet to ~5540 feet before rejoining the trail for the last 3.3 miles back to the car. Using the ridge saved .3 miles of hiking... however, the fun, scrambly terrain of the ridge didn't really save any time.


37.   The Louvre - 6394'

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Trip Date:

October 8, 2014
Trip Report: The Louvre Trip Report
Photos: The Louvre Photos
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Trailhead: From the Salmon La Sac Road, we drove Forest Service Road 4315 for 6.5 miles to the end of the road... where we found the Sasse Mountain Trail a short distance from where we parked. Note that there are a couple of gates on FS-4315, so be sure to check with the local ranger to make sure that they are unlocked... or be prepared to do some road walking.

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Comments: We also did Skookum Peak and Jolly Mountain on this trip.


38.   DeRoux Peak - 6260'

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Trip Date:

May 3, 2005
Trip Report: DeRoux Peak Trip Report
Photos: No photos from this trip... but see below for photos from the August 18, 2015 trip.
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Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to the entrance of the DeRoux Campground. After turning into the campground you will still need to drive another half-mile or so to find the trailhead at the north end of the campground.
Comments: We stayed on trail #1392 for 1.6 miles... then followed trail #1392.1 for a mile up to the pass between Koppen Mountain and DeRoux Peak... then left the trail and headed cross-country... choosing to stay 200 to 400 feet below DeRoux's east ridge as we worked our way over to the summit. Then returned to the DeRoux/Koppen saddle by continuing SW... where we found trail 1393.1... which we followed back to the DeRoux/Koppen saddle as we closed the loop portion of our hike.
      Additional DeRoux Peak Trips:
8.18.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Same trailhead as above... we also did Peak 5885 on this hike... making for a nice ridge loop that circumnavigated the northern source of the Middle Fork Teanaway River.


39.   Prospects Hill - 6165'

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Trip Date:

July 12, 2017
Trip Report: Prospects Hill Trip Report
Photos: Prospects Hill Photos
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Trailhead: Iron Peak Trail #1399. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 8.6 miles and find the trailhead on the right side of the road. Parking is on the left side of the road. The trailhead is a short distance beyond the Camp Wahoo horse camp.

The road was closed at this trailhead... so we parked here and made the one mile road walk to the end of the road and the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead.

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Comments: Follow Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394 to Fortune Creek Pass and turn south... quickly cross over Point 6010... then continue south on a good path to a prominent viewpoint at ~6165 feet.


40.   Skookum Peak - 6050'

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Trip Date:

October 8, 2014
Trip Report: Skookum Peak Trip Report
Photos: Skookum Peak Photos
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Trailhead: From the Salmon La Sac Road, we drove Forest Service Road 4315 for 6.5 miles to the end of the road... where we found the Sasse Mountain Trail a short distance from where we parked. Note that there are a couple of gates on FS-4315, so be sure to check with the local ranger to make sure that they are unlocked... or be prepared to do some road walking.

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Comments: We also did Jolly Mountain and The Louvre on this trip.


41.   Longs Reach - 6047'

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Trip Date:

July 11, 2017
Trip Report: Longs Reach Trip Report
Photos: Longs Reach Photos
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Trailhead: Iron Peak Trail #1399. From the entrance to 29 Pines Campground... drive the N. Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737) for 8.6 miles and find the trailhead on the right side of the road. Parking is on the left side of the road. The trailhead is a short distance beyond the Camp Wahoo horse camp.

The road was closed at this trailhead... so we parked here and made the one mile road walk to the end of the road and the Esmeralda Basin Trailhead.

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Comments: Hike to Longs Pass... turn SE and follow a good path for a very short distance... then pick up the ridge that runs due east out to Point 6047... the ridge is mostly Class 2 with a little bit of very easy Class 3.


42.   Koppen Mountain - 6031'

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Trip Date:

June 20, 2008
Trip Report: Koppen Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Koppen Mountain Photos
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Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to the entrance of the DeRoux Campground. After turning into the campground you will still need to drive another half-mile or so to find the trailhead at the north end of the campground.
Comments: This was a thru-hike. We parked a car at the trailhead for Johnson Medra Trail #1383 (located a quarter mile beyond Beverly Campground on the North Fork Teanaway River Road) and drove our second car on up to the trailhead for Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392 (located at the north end of DeRoux Campground) to start the hike. If you can't do this one as a thru-hike, starting from the Boulder DeRoux Trailhead saves 600 feet of elevation gain and more than three miles of hiking.


43.   Humerus Hill - 5920'

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Trip Date:

September 3, 2008
Trip Report: Humerus Hill Trip Report
Photos: Humerus Hill Photos
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Trailhead: From the Salmon La Sac Road, we drove Forest Service Road 4315 for ~6 miles to the second gate at ~4800 feet... then walked the road a half-mile where we found the Sasse Mountain Trail. Note that there are a couple of gates on FS-4315, so be sure to check with the local ranger to make sure that they are unlocked... or be prepared to do some road walking.

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Comments: We also did Jolly Mountain on this hike... and we actually did Jolly Mountain twice, crossing over it the first time on the way to Humerus Hill... and crossing over it the second time on our return to the car.


44.   Peak 5885 - 5885'

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Trip Date:

August 18, 2015
Trip Report: Peak 5885 Trip Report
Photos: Peak 5885 Photos
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Trailhead: Boulder DeRoux Trail #1392. Located at the north end of DeRoux Campground.

Click on Bing Maps to get the directions from your starting point to the entrance of the DeRoux Campground. After turning into the campground you will still need to drive another half-mile or so to find the trailhead at the north end of the campground.
Comments: We also did DeRoux Peak on this hike... making for a nice ridge loop that circumnavigated the northern source of the Middle Fork Teanaway River.


45.   Sasse Mountain - 5730'

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Trip Date:

August 30, 2008
Trip Report: Sasse Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Sasse Mountain Photos
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Trailhead: From the Salmon La Sac Road, we drove Forest Service Road 4315 for approximately six miles to the closed gate at ~4800 feet... then walked the road for a half-mile to the ridge... where we found Sasse Mountain Trail #1340.

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Comments: Note that there are a couple of gates on FS-4315, so be sure to check with the local ranger to make sure that they are unlocked... or be prepared to do some road walking. This is a treed summit with the best views being between Point 5610 and the Sasse Mountain summit.
      Additional Sasse Mountain Trips:
5.7.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Start across the road from the Cle Elum River Campground at the unsigned Howson Creek Trailhead... we did Howson Peak first and then picked up Sasse Mountain on our return.

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46.   Elbow Peak - 5720'

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Trip Date:

June 12, 2008
Trip Report: Elbow Peak Trip Report
Photos: Elbow Peak Photos
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Trailhead: I started from the southern end of Yellow Hill Trail #1222. This link provides excellent instructions on finding the Yellow Hill Trailhead.

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Comments: I crossed over the treed summit of Yellow Hill on my way to the Elbow Peak summit.

Sadie’s Driver provided the trailhead directions that are referenced above… and they are the best I’ve ever seen for this trailhead.


47.   Huckleberry Mountain - 5667'

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Trip Date:

June 16, 2015
Trip Report: Huckleberry Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Huckleberry Mountain Photos
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Trailhead: Basically the same trailhead that was used for the backdoor route to Hawkins Mountain (#7) except you turn left after driving Road 138 for .3 miles... then drive Road 305 a short distance and park before crossing Camp Creek.

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Comments: Road 305 is a four-wheel-drive road... and while it is way too rough for most vehicles, we were able to hike it for ~3 miles to within 250 vertical feet of the Huckleberry summit... then used a reasonable path to go on up to the summit. We also did Hawkins Mountain on this trip.


48.   Not So Sasse Peak - 5568'

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Trip Date:

February 20, 2013
Trip Report: Not So Sasse Peak Trip Report
Photos: Not So Sasse Peak Photos
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Trailhead: We parked (2268') in a plowed area on the side of Salmon La Sac Road... just north of the Cle Elum River Campground... crossed the road and found an unmarked trail.

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Comments: The Howson Creek Trail traverses 250 feet below this summit... but we were on snow and used a slightly less steep route to reach the summit. A strong hiker could make a loop out of this trip by including Sasse Mountain, Howson Peak and Point 5159.


49.   Yellow Hill - 5527'

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Trip Date:

June 12, 2008
Trip Report: Yellow Hill Trip Report
Photos: Yellow Hill Photos
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Trailhead: I started from the southern end of Yellow Hill Trail #1222. This link provides excellent instructions on finding the Yellow Hill Trailhead.

Click on Bing Maps to get the trailhead directions from your starting point.
Comments: Yellow Hill is a treed summit… so I also did Elbow Peak on this hike.

Sadie’s Driver provided the trailhead directions that are referenced above… and they are the best I’ve ever seen for this trailhead.


50.   Peak 5520 (Medra Peak) - 5520'

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Trip Date:

June 6, 2016
Trip Report: Peak 5520 (Medra Peak) Trip Report
Photos: Peak 5520 (Medra Peak) Photos
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Trailhead: Johnson Medra Trail #1383... located a quarter mile beyond the Beverly Campground on the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737). Park on the right side of the road and look for the trailhead sign on the left side of the road.

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Comments: Follow Johnson Medra Trail #1383 to the ridge that separates the Johnson Creek and Medra Creek drainages... then pick up Koppen Mountain Trail #1225 and follow it south a quarter mile to the gentle summit... then trace your steps back to the car or continue south from the Peak 5520 summit and tag Points 5343 and 4720 to make a loop out of the hike.

It is the highest point on the Medra Creek watershed... and that is why I am calling it "Medra Peak".


51.   Jester Mountain - 5520'

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Trip Date:

June 4, 2005
Trip Report: Not available
Photos: Not available
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Trailhead: Iron Creek Bear Creek Trail #1351. Located close to the end of Forest Service Road 9714 near Mineral Springs, Washington.

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Comments: We also did Iron Bear on this trip.
      Additional Jester Mountain Trips:
4.5.2009 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Snow blocked us at the junction of Highway 97 and Forest Service Road 9714... requiring a 3 mile road walk on 9714 to get to the trailhead. We also did Iron Bear on this trip.

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12.21.2011 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead as above... snow blocked us at the junction of Highway 97 and Forest Service Road 9714... requiring a 3 mile road walk on 9714 to get to the trailhead. We also did Iron Bear and Joker on this trip... making for a nice 3 summit day.
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6.3.2012 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: This is the same route that we did on December 21, 2011... but this time we were able to do the entire trip with only a minimal amount of snow... saving a total of 6 miles of road walking. We also did Iron Bear and Joker on this trip... making for a nice 3 summit day.
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2.2.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Snow blocked our access to the Iron Bear Trailhead via FS-9714 so we parked just off of Highway 97 on a plowed portion of FS-9714... leaving a 3.2 mile road walk to the summer trailhead for Iron Bear.

We also did Iron Bear and Joker on this trip.

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52.   Iron Bear - 5489'

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Trip Date:

November 5, 2014
Trip Report: Iron Bear Trip Report
Photos: Iron Bear Photos
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Trailhead: Iron Creek Bear Creek Trail #1351. Located close to the end of Forest Service Road 9714 near Mineral Springs, Washington.

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Comments: We also did Teanaway Ridge on this trip to make it a twofer for the day.

An alternate trailhead for this hike is to drive to the end of the Stafford Creek/Bear Creek Road (aka Forest Service Road 9703) and start from the west end of the Iron Creek/Bear Creek Trail #1351. See the 2015 trip below for information on using road 9703.
      Additional Iron Bear Trips:
9.18.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: We started this loop hike from the end of Forest Service Road 9703, then hiked 4.2 miles on the Miller Peak Trail to the Miller summit (6402')... then off-trail for a half-mile as we followed Miller's east ridge down to connect with the County Line Trail (~5640')... then continued on the County Line Trail down to the saddle (~5000') between Miller Peak and Jester Mountain before heading up to the saddle (~5300') between Jester and Iron Bear... where we found the junction with the Teanaway Ridge Trail... which we followed a short distance over to the Iron Bear summit (5489')... then continued down the Teanaway Ridge Trail to the junction with the Iron Bear Trail... which we followed west back to our car.

We also did Miller Peak on this trip... and since our route took us 150 feet of elevation gain below Jester Mountain, it would be very easy to also include Jester on this trip.

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2.2.2016 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Snow blocked our access to the Iron Bear Trailhead via FS-9714 so we parked just off of Highway 97 on a plowed portion of FS-9714... leaving a 3.2 mile road walk to the summer trailhead for Iron Bear.

We also did Jester Mountain and Joker on this trip.

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53.   Iron Mountain - 5480'

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Trip Date:

January 14, 2010
Trip Report: Iron Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Iron Mountain Photos
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Trailhead: King Creek parking area... 9 miles north of Blewett Pass on Hwy 97... room for perhaps 6 cars.

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Comments: The original plan was to do Iron Mountain from the same trailhead that we used for Serpentine Hill... however, our car got stuck in the snow... causing us to retreat and drive another half-mile north on Highway 97 to the King Creek parking area. There is a lot of road walking on this hike.


54.   Malcolm Mountain - 5480'

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Trip Date:

October 21, 2014
Trip Report: Malcolm Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Malcolm Mountain Photos
GPS Track: Not available
Trailhead: Johnson Medra Trail #1383... located a quarter mile beyond the Beverly Campground on the North Fork Teanaway River Road. Park on the right side of the road and look for the trailhead sign on the left side of the road.

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Comments: We also did Johnson Mountain on this hike/scramble.
      Additional Malcolm Mountain Trips:
5.21.2005 Trip Report     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: We drove to the Way Creek Trailhead #1235... at the end of the Jungle Creek Road (aka FS-9701)... however, the Jungle Creek Road is currently closed due to flood damage... which would add a 4 mile road walk to this trailhead. So, the Johnson Medra Trailhead mentioned above is the best choice until the road is repaired.

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55.   Joker - 5459'

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Trip Date:

February 2, 2016
Trip Report: Joker Trip Report
Photos: Joker Photos
GPS Track: Joker GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: This would be considered the winter parking area for the Iron Bear Trailhead... which requires a 3.2 mile road walk to reach the summer trailhead... as we parked (2946') just off of Hwy 97 at the junction with FS-9714... room for several cars to park in the plowed area.

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Comments: If you are lucky, other snowshoers will have already created a trench on the 3.2 mile road... making your journey to the summer trailhead a lot easier. We also did Jester Mountain and Iron Bear on this trip... making for a nice trifecta of peaks.
      Additional Joker Trips:
6.3.2012 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: This is the same route that we did on February 2, 2016 above... but this time we were able to drive to the summer trailhead for Iron Bear... saving a total of 6 miles of road walking. We also did Iron Bear and Jester Mountain on this trip... making for a nice 3 summit day.

Note that the trip report and photos for this trip refer to Joker as Point 5459 because the suggestion to name it "Joker" occurred in 2015.


56.   Howson Peak - 5440'

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Trip Date:

May 7, 2015
Trip Report: Howson Peak Trip Report
Photos: Howson Peak Photos
GPS Track: Howson Peak GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: We parked (2240') on the east side of Salmon La Sac Road... just north of the Cle Elum River Campground entrance. There is no trail sign, but it is the Howson Creek Trail.

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Comments: This trail reaches Sasse Ridge in 3.5 miles... then continue south (away from Sasse Mountain) and follow the Sasse Ridge Trail #1340 as it goes across the summit of Howson Peak. We also did Sasse Mountain on our return from Howson Peak. A person could continue on the trail a short distance beyond Howson and include Peak 5159 on this hike and note that the Howson Creek Trail traverses 250 feet below "Not So Sasse Peak" on the way to Sasse Ridge.
      Alternative Trailhead for Howson Peak:
Trailhead: This hike could also be done from the (Hex Mountain) Trailhead.
Comments: If you do choose to do Howson Peak from Hex Mountain, you might as well take the short side trip over to Peak 5159 which you find a half-mile before reaching Howson.


57.   Red Top Mountain - 5361'

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Trip Date:

March 26, 2009
Trip Report: Red Top Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Red Top Mountain Photos
GPS Track: Red Top Mountain GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: We parked (2680') at the Mineral Springs Restaurant on Hwy 97. Be sure to ask the restuarant owner where you should park.

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Comments: From the Mineral Springs Restaurant we crossed the highway and walked into the Mineral Springs campground... stayed on the main road through the campground... crossed Blue Creek in ~1 mile and then walked the groomed FS 9738 for ~2 miles... where we turned onto the groomed FS 9702 and walked ~2 more miles... where we put on our snowshoes and left FS 9702 at ~4400'... heading uphill to save more than a mile of road walking... reconnecting with FS 9702 in ~.5 miles... then walking FS 9702 for another mile to the Red Top Mtn trailhead... leaving another half mile to reach the summit (5361').

A shorter alternative at the beginning of the trip would be to park at the restaurant and then hike an eighth of a mile north along Highway 97 from the restaurant and take FS-9738... completely avoiding going through the Mineral Springs Campground.

Also know that during the summer it is possible to drive FS-9738 and FS-9702 to the official Red Top Mountain Trailhead... leaving a half-mile hike to the summit.
      Additional Red Top Mountain Trips:
1.6.2010 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: I basically did the same trip as the March 2009 trip above... except I did it as a X-C ski trip... leaving my skis at the Red Top Mountain Trailhead... and post-holing the half-mile to the summit.


58.   Johnson Mountain - 5220'

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Trip Date:

June 21, 2008
Trip Report: Not available
Photos: Johnson Mountain Photos
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Trailhead: Johnson Medra Trail #1383... located a quarter mile beyond the Beverly Campground on the North Fork Teanaway River Road (aka FS-9737). Park on the right side of the road and look for the trailhead sign on the left side of the road.

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Comments: We used a combination of the Johnson Medra Trail #1383, Jungle Creek Trail #1383.1 and Way Creek Trail #1235 to reach the west ridge of Johnson... then made a third-of-a-mile very easy scramble to the summit.
      Additional Johnson Mountain Trips:
10.21.2014 Trip Report     Photos
Comments: Same trailhead as June 2008 report above. We also did Malcolm Mountain on this hike.
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5.13.2005 Trip Report     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: Just past 29 Pines Campground we drove Jungle Creek Road (aka FS-9701) for 2.4 miles to the Jungle Creek Trail #1383.1.

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5.8.2018 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: We used the same trailhead as we did in 2005... just past 29 Pines Campground we drove Jungle Creek Road (aka FS-9701) for 2.4 miles to the Jungle Creek Trail #1383.1.

The entire trip was very similar to the 2005 trip... except we did the loop portion of the trip in a clockwise direction this time... and in a counter clockwise direction in 2005.

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59.   Peak 5159 - 5159'

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Trip Date:

February 11, 2015
Trip Report: Peak 5159 Trip Report
Photos: Peak 5159 Photos
GPS Track: Peak 5159 GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: We used the same parking spot that we used for (Hex Mountain) when there isn't any snow on the road... a short drive up Newport Creek Drive... parking at the closed gate.

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Comments: We took the exact same route as if you were doing Hex Mountain... except when we reached Sasse Ridge, instead of turning right and heading for Hex, we turned left and followed the Sasse Mountain Trail for ~2 miles along Sasse Ridge... then left the main trail and made a quarter mile easy bushwhack up to the summit of Peak 5159... We also did Hex Mountain on this trip... and if we had had a little more daylight we could have easily continued on to Howson Peak on this hike.
      Alternative Trailhead for Peak 5159:
Trailhead: It looks like a person could park near the north entrance to the Cle Elum River Campground... then cross the Salmon La Sac Road and start hiking on the unsigned Howson Creek Trail #1349... which begins on an old road bed... and stays on the abandoned road until it crosses Howson Creek.

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Comments: This trail reaches Sasse Ridge in 3.5 miles... then continue south (away from Sasse Mountain) and follow the Sasse Ridge Trail #1340 as it goes across the summit of Howson Peak... then continue on the trail another half-mile and make the short scramble up to the summit of 5159.


60.   Hex Mountain - 5034'

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Trip Date:

January 15, 2013
Trip Report: Hex Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Hex Mountain Photos
GPS Track: Hex Mountain GPS Track Download GPS   Need Help?
Trailhead: We parked in the plowed area on the west side of Salmon La Sac Road... just before the road crosses Newport Creek. From the parking area make a short walk north on Salmon La Sac Road... cross Newport Creek, find Newport Creek Drive and head uphill on it.

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Comments: We made a loop out of the hike... however, I would recommend having a GPS because the area can be somewhat confusing due to lots of forest service roads... so take a good look at the first 6 photos that I provide above to make sure you reach the summer trailhead without floundering around.
      Additional Hex Mountain Trips:
2.11.2015 Trip Report     Photos     GPS Track     Download GPS   Need Help?
Comments: We also did Peak 5159 on this hike... being able to park just beyond where the Salmon La Sac Road crosses over Newport Creek... turning right onto Newport Creek Drive and driving a very short distance and parking at the closed gate.

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61.   Teanaway Ridge - 4943'

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Trip Date:

November 5, 2014
Trip Report: Teanaway Ridge Trip Report
Photos: Teanaway Ridge Photos
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Trailhead: Iron Creek Bear Creek Trail #1351. Located close to the end of Forest Service Road 9714 near Mineral Springs, Washington.

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Comments: We also did Iron Bear on this trip to make it a twofer for the day.

An alternate trailhead for this hike is to drive to the end of the Stafford Creek/Bear Creek Road (aka Forest Service Road 9703) and start from the west end of the Iron Creek/Bear Creek Trail #1351. Click on Bing Maps to get the trailhead directions from your starting point to this alternative trailhead.


62.   Old Pass Hill - 4885'

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Trip Date:

April 3, 2008
Trip Report: Old Pass Hill Trip Report
Photos: Old Pass Hill Photos
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Trailhead: Driving east on US 97 toward Blewett Pass (aka Swauk Pass) watch for the exit to the Swauk Campground... then continue on US 97 for ~.75 miles... then park on the side of the road. There is no official trailhead, but you should be able to find plenty of room to park your car.

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Comments: When we did this hike/snowshoe we didn't realize that it was "Old Pass Hill"... just thinking that it was Point 4885... however, a fellow hiker on the nwhikers.net website advised us of this fact.
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Comments: We had two cars for this trip... so we parked one car ~3.5 miles west of Blewett Pass... then shuttled everyone up to the pass... where we started our ridge walk... crossing over Cairn Hill (4745'), Point 4411, Point 4675 and Old Pass Hill (4885')... then found a nice spur on the west side of Old Pass Hill that led us down to our first car... making for a very nice thru-hike.

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63.   Bearjack Ridge - East Peak - 4800'

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Trip Date:

January 15, 2009
Trip Report: Bearjack Ridge - East Peak Trip Report
Photos: Bearjack Ridge - East Peak Photos
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Trailhead: We parked near 29 Pines Campground on the side of the plowed road.

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Comments: More than half of this hike is on FS-9738... and this summit is a treed summit... ugh!! This hike can also be combined with Bearjack Ridge - West Peak.


64.   Roughhouse Mountain - 4760'

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Trip Date:

October 8, 2008
Trip Report: Roughhouse Mountain Trip Report
Photos: Roughhouse Mountain Photos
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Trailhead: From the Liberty Cafe on Highway 97... drive 8 miles and turn left onto the "Old" Blewett Pass Highway" (aka FS-9715)... then drive FS-9715 for 4 miles to Old Blewett Pass... then park on the side of the road.

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Comments: This isn't much of a hike... more of a side trip that you might want to do in conjunction with another hike in the area.


65.   Teanaway Butte - 4760'

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Trip Date:

February 7, 2009
Trip Report: Teanaway Butte Trip Report
Photos: Teanaway Butte Photos
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Trailhead: We parked at 29 Pines Campground... on the side of the plowed road.

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Comments: This snowshoe trip required a 4.3 mile road walk on the Jungle Creek Road (aka FS-9701) to reach the Way Creek Trailhead... and note that the Jungle Creek Road has been closed to vehicle traffic for several years... and may still be closed.
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Comments: A different route... reaching the start of the hike by driving the Middle Fork Teanaway road and turning right on Road 230 just before reaching the Indian Camp Campground... then parking at the gate on Road 230.

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Comments: A similar starting point to what we used in 2008 when we used Road 230 to reach the butte. We also did Middle Teanaway Lookout Site on this trip since it is located right next to Road 230 after hiking the road for approximately one mile.


66.   Serpentine Hill - 4658'

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Trip Date:

July 5, 2008
Trip Report: Serpentine Hill Trip Report
Photos: Serpentine Hill Photos
GPS Track: Not available
Trailhead: Approximately 8.5 miles north of Blewett Pass, turn off of Hwy 97 and onto the Old Blewett Pass highway (aka FS-7320)... drive ~.75 miles and turn right (crossing a bridge) on road FS-7322... continue on FS-7322 for ~.5 miles and find the trailhead on the right side of the road.

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Comments: Most of this hike is on Forest Service Road 7322 and 7322-400.
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Comments: We used a combination of Forest Service Roads 7322, 7322-400, 7322-410, 7322-440 and a little cross-country travel to reach the ridge between Iron Mountain and Serpentine Hill... then followed a path from the saddle to the summit.

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67.   Bearjack Ridge - West Peak - 4600'

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Trip Date:

January 21, 2010
Trip Report: Bearjack Ridge - West Peak Trip Report
Photos: Bearjack Ridge - West Peak Photos
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Trailhead: We parked near 29 Pines Campground on the side of the plowed road.

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Comments: More than half of this hike is on FS-9738... and this summit is a treed summit... ugh!! This hike can also be combined with Bearjack Ridge - East Peak.


68.   Tarzan Butte - 4385'

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Trip Date:

April 26, 2018
Trip Report: Tarzan Butte Trip Report
Photos: Tarzan Butte Photos
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Trailhead: Just beyond the entrance to 29 Pines Campground we turned left onto Jungle Creek Road (aka FS-9701) and drove .3 miles to where it junctions with the gated Rye Creek Road... then parked on the side of the road.

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Comments: Hiking past the gate on Rye Creek Road, we chose to take the right fork in the road and followed it uphill to ~3280 feet... where we headed cross-country in a westerly direction... reaching the scorched summit (4385') of Tarzan Butte after hiking ~2 miles... then continued down the west side of Tarzan on our way to Liars Prairie, crossing over Point 3910 along the way. Near the high point in Liars Prairie we connected with an abandoned road that took us down to the Jungle Creek Road which we followed ~4 miles back to our car.


69.   Stafford Lookout Site - 3784'

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Trip Date:

March 26, 2015
Trip Report: Not Available
Photos: Stafford Lookout Site Photos
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Trailhead: This is not an official trailhead... we parked (2728') on the side of the road at the junction of FS-9703 and FS-9737... approximately 1.2 miles from 29 Pines Campground.

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Comments: From our parking spot on the side of the road we headed uphill on game trails in a fairly direct line toward the Stafford Lookout Site (aka Point 3784)... then continued north along the ridge from the lookout site to Points 4298 and 4536 before returning to the lookout site... then followed an abandoned road from the lookout site down to where it junctions with Standup Creek Trail #1369... then followed the trail down to where it junctions with FS-9703... then hiked the road for a mile or so back to our car.


70.   Middle Teanaway Lookout Site - 3360'

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Trip Date:

May 2, 2018
Trip Report: Middle Teanaway Lookout Site Trip Report
Photos: Middle Teanaway Lookout Site Photos
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Trailhead: This is not an official trailhead... from the junction of Teanaway Middle Fork Road and Teanaway West Fork Road... drive the middle fork road for 4.1 miles and park (~2620') on the side of the road. You should be able to see an old trail sign attached to a tree... located a short distance up the hill on the uphill side of the road.

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Comments: We also did Teanaway Butte on this trip by connecting with Road 230 at the lookout and more or less continuing on the road all the way to the butte. Note that if a person didn't like the idea of hiking cross-country for the first mile, they could just hike Road 230 up to the lookout.