Sunday, October 16, 2011

Beverly-Bean Creek Loop

We did this hike on August 14, 2011.  It turned out to be a bigger hike than I planned.  I usually plan a hike from looking at maps and reading trip reports from,, and  Sometimes my plan is accurate.  Other times I am off.  This hike, I was off by 2 miles and whopping 2000 ft.  We went over 4 passes, 16 miles, and 5600 feet in 10 hours.

 I-90 East to Cle Elum, off exit 85. Cross over the freeway overpass and turn north on 970.  Cross the Teanaway River bridge.  In about a mile, turn left (North) onto Teanaway Road.  It becomes North Fork Teanaway Road.  Pass the campground on the left and continue on the  unpaved Forest Road 9737.  Continue another 4 miles, then turn right (East) onto 9737-112 Beverly Creek.  The road ends in about 1.4 miles which is the Beverly Creek trail head.  2 hours drive from Issaquah.  There was a warning sign at the trail head about ornery goats blocking the trail.  I have only seen them from a distance and hope to meet them close by.

Blue on his way to the Bean Peak
Elcee on her way to the Bean Peak

At the Bean Peak with Navaho Peak in the back ground.  We will be going through the Navaho Pass.
In front of the Volcanic Neck
Elcee found snow 
She eats it, slides it, and rubs on it.  
Blue and Elcee on a patch of snow

Saddle between Bean Peak and Volcanic Neck
We have to go down the slippery sandy down hill

High tech communication in the back country.  A hiker left a message for his/her party.
Without the cairns, it is hard to find a boot path.  It was a pleasant walk in the meadows until another slippery steep hike up to the second pass 

Sly and Blue at the second pass.  We went down the hill on the right to go through the Navaho Pass
Navaho Pass and County Line Trail

Blue taking a break, a rare sight.  He never takes a break during hikes

At the Bean Pass.  Elcee too is tired.

This is Elcee's last hike with us.
Elcee went home the next day on Sunday.  She now lives in Spokane with her new humans.   She has a very good life there.  We miss her a lot.    

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