3 reviews Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest #18 hike out of 748 in
2 hrs 52 min
This is a difficult out and back trail to Iron Peak in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
This trail goes by Teanaway Peak.
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Keeping an eye on the weather, we determined this hike in eastern Washington would be our best bet for staying dry. Steve picked it out from the Spring/Manning 100 Hikes in Washington’s Alpine Lakes, hoping for a good show of wildflowers. The drive to the trailhead took about 3 hours from Everett, as Steve picked up his son Steven and I along the way. After filling out the Wilderness Use Permit, we departed the trailhead about 0930. We followed trail #1399 to the 6100’ saddle, admiring the flowers and taking photos along the way. The trail is easy to follow but has a few fallen trees/snags over it. Two are rather large and have a bypass route around them. After the saddle, trail junction, the route goes easterly to the 6510’ summit. The only snow anywhere on the trail was above the saddle and these patches were easy to cross. No special equipment needed for this trip, but many were wearing masks to protect those who were not. We reached the summit at noon, took many photos, had lunch and headed back down; arriving at the trailhead two hours later. It was a busy day on this trail since it was Saturday; perhaps as many as 50 hikers and 10 dogs. The views to the Stuart Range are spectacular from along the ridge; worth taking your camera/phone along.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Carol S Cloudy sunny at summit clouds then moved in Not too cold Tiny bit of snow Stuart and Enchantments looked fabulous with a bit of snow