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 Yellow Hill - 5527'
Miles RT: Elevation Gain: Route/Trail:
10.5 3500' good+
Map: GT -
USGS -Teanaway Butte
Season: All
As a winter scramble trip this is a pretty good choice for a variety of reasons.  It's a fairly bulltetproof route even when the avalanche conditions aren't ideal (mostly a ridge walk and in the trees), the roads are plowed to within a mile of Indian Camp so the access is pretty good and you have a much better chance of sun and clear skies on the east side.  The down side is the walk along the road and the tree'd summit.  Good workout though.
  February 18, 2007      
To the summer trailhead  
On the summer trail  
 The south ridge west of Newport Creek
Cle Elum Lake  
Further along the ridge  
 A little steeper but good
Cornices on the ridge  
Hard snow in the trees  
Group picture Hex summit
Pt. 4950 and the way back  
Nice walk to Pt. 4950  
South ridge doen  
 Route Map
Follow I-90 east across Snoqualmie Pass to Cle Elum and make sure to hit the bakery on the east end of town (the little cafe behind has pretty good breakfast burrito's if apple fritters isn't your idea of how to start the day).  Head east out of town, go left on to Hwy 970 and then left on Teanaway Road. Follow until you reach the West Fork Road and go left, after a short distance, go right on the Middle Fork Road and follow until the snow stops you.  We parked at a plow berm about a mile short of Indian Camp Campground.
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