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Photo by Kim Hull. Go Hiking Trip Reports Lake Ingalls. Go Hiking Trip Reports Lake Ingalls. Only about 50% of people hiking had masks on. Go Hiking Trip Reports Lake Ingalls. Hikerbabe50 WTA Member 25 Hiked Nov 23, 2019. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Trip Report By. Go Hiking Trip Reports Lake Ingalls. Orange trees do not grow in our wilderness. Share. However, from the junction of the Esmeralda Basin trail and the Ingalls Way trail, dogs are no longer allowed. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Share. 5.9 miles past this fork, where the road becomes unpaved, take the right fork to Forest Road 9737. Print. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The larches are in full color, but needles are starting to fall. Print. There some kind soul (or souls) placed carins to mark the way through the boulders. Trip Report. We wore microspikes on the descent and did have our ice axes out but did not need them. There's no question why Ingalls Lake is one of the most popular destinations in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Trip Report. To the kind gentlemen who watched us set up in the wind on Saturday afternoon, the stars were indeed epic! Trip Report. Trip Report By. Now's the time to see this, if the weather holds. Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District, Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Pass (Nelson & Bauer - Mountaineers Books), Buy the Green Trails Mount Stuart No. I hope you enjoyed your Darn Tough socks-they're the best! In the fall, the larch trees turn an electric orange which will surely draw the eye. Snow Intermittent snow - not hard to cross. Cross the freeway on the overpass and turn right onto Highway 970. Snow Intermittent snow - not hard to cross. We ended up following this and made it to the lake but on the return, followed the actual trail and found the path much more reasonable. I hiked Lake Ingalls last week, and despite the new snow, I wanted to make a report now because I want to draw attention to the [WTA censored word of choice]s who continue to litter on our trails with orange peels and other ridiculous waste. Lake Ingalls . Trail Conditions Trail in good condition. Snoqualmie Region. Route-finding via cairn may be required at times, before it rounds a bend and heads up a draw into a unique and special lake basin. The right fork offers a more direct, but more rough and rugged route to Lake Ingalls. Lake Ingalls. Trip Report By. Ingalls Lake... pretty as a picture. Drive 1.1 miles and stay left at the fork signed Beverly Campground. Crystal Lee 5 Hiked Nov 1, 2020. Trip Report By. cristina WTA Member 100 Hiked Oct 10, 2020. Hike by WTA Correspondents : Kim Hull There's no question why Ingalls Lake is one of the most popular destinations in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association Continue straight on the trail, gently weaving in and out of contours in the dramatic landscape on your continual climb to Ingalls Pass. Trip Report. Trip Report. The trail to this treasure is filled with delights, both for the summer adventurer as well as for those hikers who appreciate fall colors. There are few places as lovely as this. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Its in pretty good shape by the way. Views of the craggy Esmeralda Peaks, a walk through beautiful Headlight Basin plus a pretty picture of the imposing Stuart Range are just a few of the wonders along the way.The hike travels through a number of ecosystems which make this a unique traipse through the Teanaway Valley and into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Snow Intermittent snow - not hard to cross. Lake Ingalls . This includes Ingalls Pass and the Longs Pass. It is a beautiful trail and well worth the trip. We were able to get around him. Type of Hike Overnight. Adventure awaits among the ridges, meadows, and stone gardens to Lake Ingalls. Road Road recommended for high clearance only. The lake is a spectacular sky-blue and surrounded by rocks that fall in giant slabs into the water’s sandy floor. Did use poles. Lake Ingalls Unlike the hike the day before where I did Granite Mountain and all I heard was I-90 and music, this hike had nature! Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. The final push to the lake is a scramble, so just know that going into it. Be advised that in the final .5mi before the lake, the majority of people had gone off trail. Larches in the snow on the Ingalls Lake trail. The road to this hike is just fine. Seattle, WA 98104. We noticed many blazing their own trails. It is a stunning blue lake, set high in a basin beneath rocky peaks, showcasing striking Mount Stuart as its backdrop. Share. Bugs No bugs. Share. There is another sign around 2 miles in that divides into the trail for Long's Pass (right) and Lake Ingalls (straight). This is an absolutely stunning hike all the way through and that’s even without the incredible pay off at the end. Ended up in the Teanaway River area truckin' down Road 9737. Hiked Nov 7, 2020. Beginning in a forested valley decorated with a host of wildflowers and underbrush, the trail meets a junction in about 0.4 of mile, marked Ingalls Way. Print. We made it down in just about 2 hours. The lake is not frozen yet and there was still a larch or two hanging on! It is a stunning blue lake, set high in a basin beneath rocky peaks, showcasing striking Mount Stuart as its backdrop. From eastbound I-90, take Exit 85. Bugs No bugs. stephbo WTA Member. WASHINGTON IS NOT FLORIDA. Seattle, WA 98104. It was helpful on some of the slick rocks as well. Trip Report By . There were only a few hikers on the trail. This is a serious grade A hike on a beautiful day. The left fork is the more distinct trail, providing a meandering route around and down the pass towards the lake. He was not particularly interested in getting off the trail. For much of the way this gives you access to plenty of services from gas stations to supermarkets to restaurants to take advtange of on your way towards the trail. Continue on this road a further 6.7 miles and keep right at a fork signed for 'Trail 1394'. Started off chilly (heavy hat, gloves, base layer recommended), but there were times you could get by in a t-shirt and shorts. Once at the pass, the snow got deeper but the trail was easy to follow. Trail Conditions Trail in good condition. There are many icy, somewhat treacherous areas, making microspikes a must have. At approximately 1.4 miles, another trail junction begs you to venture right and up to Longs Pass, a side trip that adds 1.4 miles round-trip to your adventure. Please, for the love of the for the love of the outdoors, DO NOT … Temperatures dipped below 0 degrees overnight and we were well prepared and weathered the storm just fine. At about three miles, reach Ingalls Pass, where the views become vast, with Mount Stuart and the Ingalls Peaks in close proximity. **Note that dogs are not allowed at Lake Ingalls. This is my first trip to Lake Ingalls as I figured that most of the snow on the trail should be melted by our warm weather in the last month. The basin below to the north is filled with green, grassy meadows strewn with streams, abundant flowers, and popular alpine larches before it becomes a rocky walk and scramble to the hidden lake on the far side of the basin. We camped up at Ingalls Saturday night. 7.1 miles later, bear right as the road becomes North Fork Teanaway Road. Length 8.8 miElevation gain 2893 ftRoute type Out & back Print. We arrived at the lake around noon. Type of Hike Day hike. Wildflowers, such as Indian Paintbrush, were blooming along the trail. Bugs No bugs. Constant views of the Esmeralda Peaks and Fortune Pass keep hikers enticed for more. Lake Ingalls. It was a nearly perfect day for a hike to Ingalls. Trust the map and don't necessarily follow the footprints. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 We were slowed down by our heavy packs as we planned to camp at the lake. Snoqualmie Region. The entire trail is covered in snow. Canine friends are allowed on the trail to Esmeralda Basin, which shares the first 0.4 miles with the trail to Lake Ingalls. This lower route continues across Headlight Creek, then climbs to meet the other trail at a signed junction less than a quarter-mile from the lake. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. It is here that one might begin counting mountain goats and other high-country wildlife.At the pass, the trail forks. Made the trailhead parking area at the end of the road and hit trail 1390 at 2:10pm. Road Road rough but passable. Lake Ingalls is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. Snoqualmie Region. Drive another 1.7 miles to the trailhead. Snoqualmie Region. Indeed, it's quite windy around some of the chutes. Please note that backpacking at this point in the season is only recommended for experts. With the amount of snow that fell Saturday night, microspikes and poles are now a must. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Please remember to be respectful and step aside. And pack it out! Read About these trails in our Hiking Guide Lake Ingalls; The road is open and in great shape except for the last mile or so. If you plan to camp, take the right branch of the trail, which drops into Headlight Basin and numerous camps, some with views across the Ingalls Creek valley to Mount Stuart. We encountered a large billy goat at the intersection with the Long Pass trail. Road Road suitable for all vehicles. Some snow and minor ice patches began at about mile 2.5. When we neared the pass, there were great views of Mt. STOP IT. The fire is out. Go Hiking Trip Reports Lake Ingalls. Road Road rough but passable. Bugs No bugs. Views, views and more views. For us, that was unusual. Lake Ingalls; Couldn't get away for the whole weekend so I salvaged Sunday and headed East. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. It’s a destination that cannot be denied. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Rainier, and when we looked more closely, of Mt. Trail Conditions Trail in good condition. Follow a boot path around the far side of the lake for a different, beautiful perspective.WTA Pro Tip: Be prepared on summer weekends to share this wilderness wonder with other outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Ingalls may be fairly accessible from a hiking perspective but getting to it is a bit of a trek. Camping is prohibited at the lake. The Lake is quite photogenic although the bright sun between the clouds coming from the East in early morning made the lighting tricky when shooting from the West side toward Mt Stuart. Type of Hike Day hike. Turn right here; traveling straight will take you into Esmeralda Basin.The path immediately makes its way up the hillside, soon exiting the pine trees and entering open country. It is 22.5 miles to the Esmeralda Basin/Ingalls Lake trailhead from the turn off of Highway 970. From Seattle, it’s about 2 and a half hours up to the trailhead basically heading due east on on i-90. Ingalls Peaks reach high above the lake on the one side, while Mount Stuart stands majestically to its northeast. Kim Hull. Trail snow-covered at times - gear and expertise recommended. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The trail starts to steepen towards the pass but is in excellent condition. Snow Trail snow-covered at times - gear and expertise recommended. Washington Trails Association 209 map. Snow Lake Trail: Helping an Iconic Trail Step Up Sustainability. As the trail nears the pass, it takes long switchbacks that flirt with rocky meadows and even better views on its way into the alpine. The forecast had seemed clear and then the winds and a snowstorm blew in but we were well prepared with a 4 season tent and 0 degree bags. Once the storm cleared around 3am, the moon lit up the mountain and the stars were absolutely breathtaking. If the trailhead is full, park ONLY on the west side of the road (it is signed "Parking This Side Only") to allow safe traffic flow. 100 hikes book said hiking time 8 hours for a round trip of 9 miles. Snoqualmie Region. Trail Conditions Trail in good condition. We saw one other single goat as we were approaching the pass but saw none in Headlight Basin. Trail was in good shape so lets keep it that way. Started our trip Saturday morning around 8:45am. Had microspikes but did not use them. We broke trail (the correct route) going down Sunday morning around 8am. Type of Hike Day hike. Snow is on the ground beneath the larches. Lake Ingalls. Drive 970 for 7 miles and turn left on Teanaway Road. 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