Party: Eric Troyer
Trip Location: Far Mountain Trail and Traverse, 1 mile up to 29 miles, total elevation gain for whole traverse about 9,300 feet.
Access: The trip starts and ends at Chena Hot Springs Resort. You can park in the resort parking lot if you’re going to do a short day hike and plan to use their facilities. Otherwise, park in the large open area on the east (left) side of the road just before the entrance. To access the trail, take the first road on the east side of the road before the Monument Creek bridge, then your first left after the cabin and your first right off that road/trail.
Trip Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Trail or route conditions, wildlife sightings and any highlights from the trip: Far Mountain can be done as anything from a short outing to a several-day backpacking trip. Short trips can be done anytime, year round. The complete traverse is best done earlier in the summer because of the few water sources are more reliable then. [Read more…]