Alpine Scramble - Navaho 7223'

Navaho 7223'

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8:45 AM at Stafford Creek TH
Navaho Peak is the broad, high peak east of Navaho Pass in the Wenatchee Mountains. Its location offers great views of Mt. Stuart and the Enchantments. Navaho is a great early season objective, as are most of the Teanaway Peaks. The area melts out much earlier than the West Slope of the Cascades, and is relatively snow-free by June while the West is still blocked by heavy snow. The weather is also more reliable on this side, being the sunny side of the Cascade Crest. .

Drive I-90 past Cle Elum to exit 85 (Hwy 970). Continue on Hwy 970 for 7 miles and turn left on the Teanaway River Road. Drive the North Fork Teanaway River Road (NFS Road 9737) for 13 miles to where the pavement ends at 29 Pines CG, then stay right and continue 1.5 miles to the Stafford Creek road (FS 9703). Continue on the Stafford Creek road for 2.7 miles to the Stafford Creek TH. (elevation 3080'). Driving time is 2 hours, 15 minutes from Seattle 65th Park & Ride.

- Ice Axe is always required.
- Helmets are required for students.
- Snowshoes are required. We will decide at the TH whether to bring them.
- Trekking poles are recommended.
- Forest Passes are NOT required.

Details to be provided.

Here is a link to a printable map of the area:,-120.804935&t;=t4&z;=13

You can zoom in on this map, Press Ctrl-PrintScreen to copy the screen Image to the clipboard, paste it into the Microsoft Word, Paint, or PowerPoint, crop it to size, and print. Please note I will email a map including the route prior to the trip.

Scramble or Basic Climbing students must have completed their snow field trip before taking this trip and must be in good physical shape.

You can sign up for this trip after Thursday 5 pm by emailing the leader at

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