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Hemlock Peak - 5560'
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Map: GT - #207 Snoqualmie Pass
USGS - Snoqualmie Pass
Season: spring
An interesting snow scramble to this Snoqualmie Pass area peak with the Seattle Mountaineers.  Hemlock Peak sits between The Tooth and Bryant Peak just north of the Alpental Ski Area and Denny Mtn.  We hiked the snow covered Melakwa Lake trail to Hemlock Pass, went NE (right) uphill (steeply at times) to the saddle between Hemlock and Bryant and follwed the NE ridge to the summit.  We originally tried to hit the ridge south of the saddle, but steep rock at the ridge top kept us from making the short cut.  We back-tracked to the saddle, gained the ridge and went from there.  A longish narrow summit ridge with a few too many trees, but really very nice views anyway.  Low clouds filled the Denny Creek valley as we walked out in the late afternoon of what was otherwise a perfect early winter day.
  December 8, 2007      
Denny Creek  
Footbridge over the creek  
Melakwa Lake Trail
Hemlock Pass above  
Leaving Hemlock Pass  
 Saddle ahead
Aiming for the ridge  
Back to the saddle  
View f rom the saddle - east
View f rom the saddle - west 
Hemlocks' nw ridge  
Scrambling to the summit
Bryant Peak
Price Mtn.  
The Tooth
Hemlock summit  
Down to the saddle...
keep going...  
just abit further
Nearly at Hemlock Pass  
Low Clouds
Pano from the saddle  
Route Map
Drive I-90 exit 47.  Drive to the north side of the freeway, at the "T" go right on the frontage road (FR 5800), bear left and follow to the end past Denny Creek Campground and the trailhead for Melakwa Lake.
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