Group: Seattle Outdoor Adventurers
When: Friday, November 24, 7:30 am to 6 pm
Where: Meet Bellevue Eastgate Park & Ride, Bellevue, WA
Cost: Free (RSVP)
Details: The weather forecast for the area next Friday is supposed to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid-30s on Hex. Wind will be around 10 MPH- Perfect conditions for this outing. Please, dress appropriately with wind, rain, and sun protection.
Let's get out and enjoy a day in the outdoors with hiking, snowshoeing, and fun. Hex Mountain is located just outside the town of Roslyn on the east side (shores) of Cle Elum. This peak is a decent choice during the fall or as a trainer hike during the snowy months.
Located in the Teanaway range, Hex Mountain is a steep snowshoe with huge rewards with views of Mt. Rainier, the Stuart Range, and the Teanaways. With a great ridge hike that is well somewhat sheltered, the hike offers protection from potential avi risk and high winds.
About the Hike:
The snowshoe trail begins on an old logging road and climbs steadily through a forest for about 1.7 miles until you reach the official summer Hex Mountain trailhead at about 3400 feet.
In winter the trail up Hex Mountain is extended, covering an additional 3.4 miles total to walk the road (FR 116) that leads to the summer parking area at the trailhead itself. From the junction of FR 116 and Salmon la Sac Rd., begin your snowshoe up FR 116 and you'll soon pass a yellow road gate (though, snowpack depending, it may be mostly buried).