Mount Baldy and Domerie Peak
Our party of 11 (largely assembled on
) parked on road 4818 about a mile from I-90 exit 70. The road was only plowed for 100 feet. Here we found two guys in a small car, they said they had been stuck there all night. After digging them out we hiked the roads to the Silver Creek trailhead.
From the trailhead we followed the trail across the bridge over Silver Creek, then headed east cross country to the 3,480'+ saddle between Easton Ridge and point 4,942'. From the saddle we headed N then NE up the ridge to point 4,942'.
From the saddle onward route was very pretty, first we had a cliff to the west and gentle forest to the east. Once the ridge got steeper the trees opened up and gave us nice views to the south. Once we reached point 4,942' we found great views to the north of the Teanaway and the Stuart Range.
The ridge east to Mount Baldy and then Domerie Peak went well with no difficulties. Baldy's summit was bare of snow and had 360 degree views. Domerie's little summit was snow sculpted and gave a nice alpine feel.
Janet's TR for our trip:
approx. 3,145 feet
Cle Elum River Area
Teanaway Country: A Hiking and Scrambling Guide to Washington's Central Cascades
7 hours 23 minutes
2 hours 34 minutes ascending from start of road 4818 to point 4942
42 minutes ascending from point 4942 to summit of Mount Baldy
27 minutes ascending from summit of Mount Baldy to summit of Domerie Peak
34 minutes descending from summit of Domerie Peak to summit of Mount Baldy
2 hours 32 minutes descending from summit of Mount Baldy to start of road 4818
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.