CHS 2 Hike - Navaho Pass

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Navaho Pass

At this time of year the meadows are emerging from the snow. Great views at the pass of the Stuart Range. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meet at the Stafford Creek Trailhead

Arrive: 7:15AM

On the trail: 7:30AM

Display: Northwest Forest Pass

From Seattle, head east on I-90 to exit 85 for East Cle Elum. Cross the freeway on the overpass and turn right onto Hwy 970. Cross the Teanaway River bridge, and in seven miles turn left onto Teanaway Road. Proceed on Teanaway Road for approximately 7 miles, bearing right where it becomes the North Fork Teanaway Road. Follow the North Fork Teanaway Road for approximately 6 miles to the end of the pavement at 29 Pines Campground. Take a slight right onto gravel Forest Road 9737. Follow Forest Road 9737 for a little over a mile. At the first junction after crossing the bridge over Stafford Creek, turn right onto FR-9703, which is signed for Stafford Creek and drive 2.5 miles to the Stafford Creek trailhead.

Snow arrived late and deep in the season. It should be mostly gone by the time we hike, but could be wet with melt water streams and meadows. On the flip side we may be timed just right for alpine meadow flowers

Water proof shoes/boots a plus.

Much of the trail is exposed, sun protection a must.

Weather: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=47.3663833333&textField2=-120.802666667

On my last hike there we encountered a herd of cows grazing all around the trail. I cant promise an encore, but it will be a nice introduction to the Teanaways and the dramatic Stuart Range.

Route/Place

Navaho Pass & Peak



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

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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