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Earl Peak - 7036'
Bean Peak - 6743'
Miles RT: Elevation Gain: Route/Trail:
20 6800' route
Map: GT -
Season: summer

A trip with friends to an area in the Teanaway I've visited often.  Especially this spring it seems.  The trip was originally supposed to go to Garland Peak, Rampart Mountain & Fifth of July Mountain but numerous trail issues in that area forced a change in destination.  We hiked up the Stafford Creek Trail #1359, crossed junctions with Bean Creek and the County Line trails to Navajo Pass.  Just below the pass we headed west about 1/3 mile and set up camp on an open knoll overlooking the valley.  There are some trees for shelter and spring fed water nearby.  The second day, we headed further west to explore the area below Earl Peak.  After scrambling Earl from the east, the boys decided to continue out Earl's northwest ridge to Bean Peak (Pt. 6743).  This is an easy if long rock scramble along the ridge crest.  Bean is a fun scrambe all by itself.  Returning, we cut east below the summit of Earl Peak, gained the ridge leading east back to camp.  We got off the ridge a little too soon and ended up having to look around a bit in the dusk for camp, but eventually did find it.  Hiked out the same way we came in on the third day.  The Teanaway is a favorite anytime, and usually has decent weather when the west side is drizzly.  

 July 6 - 8, 2007      
Stafford Creek trail #1359  
Meadows at 4800'  
Trail #1359
Camp west of Navajo Pass  
Sunset ridge  
Sunset on Earl Peak
Sunset on us  
Ingalls & Stuart  
Knarled trees at Earl Ponds
Pond below Earl Peak  
Frog harasser  
Scramble route from ponds
Earl Peak
Mt. Stuart  
Ridge to Bean Peak
Bean Peak  
Back to camp
Earl on the way out  
The "Barrens"
Route Map  
Drive I-90 to Cle Elum, exit to Hwy 970 east.  Follow to Teanaway River Road (becomes North Fork Teanaway River Road).  Follow to 29 Pines Camp and then to FR 9737.  Go right on FR9703, after crossing Stafford Creek, the trailhead is on the left with parking ahead on the right.
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