Overnight backpack to Waptus Pass via Polallie Ridge. Roller coaster hike along Polallie ridge rewarded with great views and a gem of a lake (Diamond Lake).
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Participants include Suzanne Gerber [leader], Nicole Hansen [co-leader], Janice M. Davies, Heidrun Eberhardt, Matthew King, and Heidi Walker.
Reference: Green Trails Kachess Lake, WA No. 208. “Best Loop Hikes, Washington” by Dan A. Nelson, No.54, Polallie Ridge.
From Seattle drive east on Interstate 90, take Exit 80 (signed “Roslyn/Salmon la Sac”), and head north on the Salmon la Sac Road about 15 miles, passing through Roslyn and by Cle Elum Lake to Salmon la Sac. At the “Y” in the road near the Salmon la Sac Campground, take the left branch toward Salmon la Sac Campground. Cross the Cle Elum river bridge and turn right away from the campground to the trailhead parking in another 0.5 mile.
Trailhead GPS Coordinates (47.406889,-121.101787) estimate
NW Forest Pass Required