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Seattle: Longs Pass

In a mere 5.2 miles, you’ll rise 2,200 feet for a sky­box view of Mt. Stuart’s wrinkly south face dominating a tawny valley, then descend back to earth again.

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To Trailhead

I-90 E to Cle Elum; turn L onto WA 970. In 6.7 mi., L onto Teanaway Rd. Go 13 mi., turn R into 29 Pines Campground. Go 10 mi. to Esmeralda Basin trail­head (NW forest pass required).

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