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Day Hike - Iron Peak

Iron Peak

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  • Sat, Jul 26, 2008
  • Seattle 20-30 Somethings
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft
7:30 AM at Seattle Green Lake 65th Street P&R
This hike is known for its displays of flowers. The geology here is also a unique serpentine - and hence the endemic serpentine flora we will see - which has adapted to this soil's low nutrient levels. There are also very nice views to be had of Mt Stuart and others as we ascend the trail. We will be on the dry side of the Cascade crest and in the Teanaway rain shadow - so bring plenty of water to drink and be prepared for warmer temperatures. Being in a rain shadow, it is usually much less cloudy here than on the west side. There should not be much snow if any, on the trail even at the 6000+ foot saddle and peak. We will go at moderate stay together pace, but stop frequently enough to enjoy all the sights along the way. Bring your camera for sure. Also, for me the drive up the through the Teanaway valley to get to the trail head is always a special treat - and should be real nice for you as well if you have never been before. If you would like to meet us at a 2nd meeting place in Issaquah rather than drive into Seattle, please let me know and we will work something out. Looking forward to hiking with you!
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