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Alpine Scramble - Teanaway Peak

May 28, 2016. South Peak of Teanaway Ridge (Gene's Peak). Successful scramble party including two Seattle Scramble students, one Everett Scramble student, and one Tacoma Basic student. Cloudy and cool, but only very light rain/snow flurries. Profuse flowers.

  • Road rough but passable
  • As of May 28, 2016, there are several washouts between the Beverly CG and the end of the N Fork Teanaway River Rd.  On the Beverly side of Camp Wahoo, the FS has installed jersey barriers parly blocking the road where a culvert has been partially exposed.  Street vehicles can negotiate the rocky stream crossing with care.  Between the DeRoux and Iron THs and the end of the road, there are a couple more washouts.  Again, street vehicles can pass these washouts using considerable care: bottoming out is a distinct possibility, so care MUST be used.
    The cool weather over the past couple of weeks has preserved the snowpack that was rapidly melting out in the last part of April and the first half of May.  Snow patches occur 1,000 feet below the Iron/Teanaway saddle and become more continuous above there.  The rocky ridge is snow free, as well as the rocky stream gully on the east face of the peak, but there is also considerable firm snow remaining on the peak's east-facing slope.

 

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Glenn Clements
Glenn Clements says:
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 5:51 AM

Please be aware you can be fined for driving a motorized vehicle past a road closed sign.