Backpack - Iron Peak

Overnight trip in the Teanaway

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

0600 at Tibbetts Park & Ride in Issaquah.

We'll approach Iron from the east side, camping at Beverly Turnpike in the valley to the east of Iron Peak. Possible explorations include Iron Peak, the saddle above Beverly Turnpike and the ridge to the east.

There could be some fun glissading on the slopes of Iron Peak. Ice axes are optional.

My goals for the trip are as follows:

1. Be safe.

2. Have fun.

3. Learn something.

4. Explore the ridgelines around Iron Peak and the vicinity.

5. Explore the flora and fauna.


My expectations for participants are as follows:

1. Stay with the group.

2. Have the necessary gear to be safe and comfortable and know how to use it.

3.  Participate in group discussions and decision-making regarding route selection.

4. Voice any concerns about trail conditions, terrain choices.

5. Be at least reasonably physically fit.

5. Be open to learning.

6. Follow the Leave No Trace principles.


My Style:

1. I love puns and jokes and riddles and words.

2. I am easily distracted by nature.

3. I like a good workout but I also like to have a good time.

4. I sometimes take a bit to respond because I'm mulling over my response. If I don't respond to you right away it's because I'm thinking about your question or comment.

5. I'm curious about people, so I may ask you questions about yourself.

6. I enjoy telling stories.

7. My leadership style is flexible, usually it's fairly relaxed. I'm also a big believer in servant leadership.


Iron Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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