Polallie Ridge Backpack – July 28-29, 2012

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).

Polallie Ridge is number 57 on the Alpine Lakes “Home Court” Top 100.

Polallie Ridge Backpack – July 28-29, 2012 (Fullscreen Slideshow)

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Polallie Ridge Backpack – July 28-29, 2012 Google Map Gallery

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.

Driving Directions
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

Hiking Stats:
July 28

July 29

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