Experience Field Trip

Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

Experience Field Trip - Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck

Volcanic Neck - This is the Experience Field Trip for the 2021 Seattle Compressed Alpine Scramble Course.

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  • Strenuous 4, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,743 ft

Meet at the Beverly Creek Campground to check in and find your group. Take eastbound I-90 to Exit 85.  Go left/north at the end of the ramp and cross the freeway on the overpass.  Go right/east at the stop sign and merge carefully into the east-going highway.  Stay on this highway, which becomes Hwy 97.  The highway will turn north (do not take the exit for Ellensburg).  Stay on the highway going northbound for several more miles, then get in the left turn lane for the Teanaway River Road just after crossing the bridge over the river.  Stay on the main paved county road, which first bears west then north.  This is Open Range: keep a close lookout for livestock, deer, etc.  After passing the 29 Pines campground on your left, take the North Fork Teanaway River Rd (continues north but veers very slightly right (do NOT take a hard right) and turns to dirt at the north end of the paved county road).  Stay on this main Forest Service Rd (do not take the Stafford Creek road on your right) until JUST BEFORE the bridge over  Beverly Creek.  Immediately before this bridge, turn R/N on the  rougher dirt road to the Beverly/Bean TH (if you crossed the bridge and see signs for the Beverly CG, you went about 1/2 mile too far; take advantage of the FS restroom, then turn around and take an immediate L/N after re-crossing the bridge).  This is about a 2-1/2 to 3 hour drive from Seattle.  It's HIGHLY recommended that you plan to car camp either the night before or the night after the field trip, either at the beautiful Beverly CG or at an informal off-road spot shortly before or after the CG.  Camping is allowed in the informal off-road spaces UNLESS there is specific signage to the contrary.

Meeting Time: TBD

All the snow, rock, and navigational/route-finding skills you have learned in the course to date will be evaluated.  The day will be set up as a real scramble to a real scramble peak with time to review/evaluate all the rock and snow skills.


Bean Creek Basin

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Teanaway Butte

    USGS Mount Stuart

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Mountaineering boots, 10 essentials, ice axe, helmet, emergency downclimb kit.  In short, all your scrambling gear.  If you are planning to car camp one or both nights before and after (highly recommended), bring standard car camping gear, tent, bedding, food, drink, water, toilet paper, change of clothes, guitar, etc.  There is a FS restroom at the Beverly CG, but there is no potable water (though with a pump/filter, you could obtain water from the river).

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