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Westberg Trail day hike

The Westberg trail is a good springtime hike. It's located near Ellensburg, so it should be snow-free (cross your fingers), and it has a fair number of wildflowers at this time of year.

This will be a good conditioning hike (in other words, it's moderately difficult). It's short (4 miles roundtrip), but it has some good elevation gain (1710 feet) so that you get a decent workout.

More information: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/westberg-trail
Parking: No pass required

Let me know if you want to be a driver, either in the comments or by sending me a private message. Please tell me how many passengers you can take.

Chuck's cell:[masked]-4576.

Drivers:

Chuck - 4 passengers

Driving Directions:
From the Park & Ride, head north on I-5.
Take exit 142A to merge onto WA-18 E toward Auburn
Merge onto I-90 E via the ramp to Spokane.
Take exit 101 for Thorp Hwy toward Thorp.
Turn right onto South Thorp Highway and continue 2 miles.
Then turn right (south) onto Cove Road and drive 6 miles.
At the second stop sign, continue straight, crossing Manastash Road.
In 0.2 mile, find the large parking area on the right side of the soon-to-dead-end road.

Weather forecast (as of 4/24):

Partly sunny with a high of 66 degrees!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect day, sweet hike to warm up and nice group, so glad I made it!
    Frank, thanks for your ride and of course your sense of humor! Dan, I enjoyed your company and your non-stop laughing :)

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Hike! It was great meeting everyone! Chuck you're awesome!

    April 28, 2013

  • Leta

    Wonderful hike and awesome people to spend the day with!! Thanks Chuck for putting this on and it was great meeting everyone!

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Frank Y.

    loved my hiking companions

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Chuck M.

    I finished my chores early at Alpental, so I thought that I'd scout the trail (it's only an hour away from Snoqualmie Pass).
    First of all, the sun was shining on the east side of the mountains! I'm fairly sure that we can count on that next week when we go.
    I found out that you don't need a Discover Pass or anything else to park at the trailhead. That was a pleasant surprise.
    You can get to the trailhead with just an ordinary car. The road is even paved! :)
    I didn't go on the trail itself, but I could see that it climbs up to a ridge overlooking the Kittitas Valley. I haven't hiked this trail, but I have gone four-wheeling in the vicinity, so I know that the view will be spectacular.
    I can hardly wait!

    1 · April 21, 2013

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