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Stafford Creek Trail #1359, WA

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 5.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,068 feet
Elevation Gain 2,977 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,991 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 20.56
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The trail begins at Stafford Creek trailhead and ends at the junction with Cascade Creek Trail #1217 at Navaho Pass. This trail accesses Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.


From the road, the trail goes uphill through the forest along the right bank of Stafford Creek and is moderately steep. At the 3 mile point, it turns west with the valley and climbs up through meadows and scattered trees below Navaho Peak. Just past a large meadow, there is a junction with Standup Trail 1369. From there, the trail takes a right and switchbacks uphill through rocky areas with sparse trees. It then crosses a large bare rocky area and switchbacks a couple of more times through trees and meadows before reaching the ridgetop.
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From there, one has good views of the surrounding country, including the Stuart Range to the north. The trail continues down to Ingalls Creek as trail 1217 on the Wenatchee River Ranger District. Please obey all wilderness regulations. Water may be scarce later in the season on the upper portion of the trail.

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This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Access from Stafford Creek Trailhead. A parking area and toilet are available and there are dispersed primitive campsites.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Mar 09 2010 6:07 pm
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