Ingalls Peak/South Peak


Alpine Scramble - Fortune & South Ingalls Peaks

3 peaks, golden larches, a lake, fun rock, and a loop route.

  • Strenuous 4, Technical 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,400 ft

See "Leader's Notes" "More+" below.

-- Wearing boots that go over the ankle, no low-top shoes at any time
-- Helmet

-- NW Forest Pass for each vehicle (not a Discover Pass)

The plan is a ridge walk from Longs Pass to "Not Hinkhouse" Peak, then Fortune Peak, then South Ingalls Peak. Then we'll stop at Lake Ingalls for a bit, then we'll leave through the beautiful Headlight Basin. See the map link below for more info.

We'll only do this trip if the weather forecasts say blue sky, and the smoke forecasts are friendly.
Our pace will be slightly faster than average...on a scale of 1-10 the average is 5.5 and our pace will be 6.
Our group will stay together the entire fast people way ahead and no slow people way behind.
You can leave all your snow gear at home (ice axe etc.).
For safety reason the minimum group size is 5 people, if less than 5 then the trip will be canceled.
Sunrise at 7:10am, sunset at 6:30pm.
Please arrange your own carpooling.
Caltopo map of our can export the track to your device.
On Wed evening before our trip I'll send an email with more info.

When to meet:
Before 7:30am - we'll leave the cars and start hiking at 7:30am so arrive before that to get ready.
Note that it's roughly a 2.5 hour drive from Seattle to the trailhead.
Where to meet:
Esmerelda/Ingalls TH, elev 4260 ft
I-90 exit 85 then 29.6 mi N to TH
Lat/Long = 47.436776, -120.937023


Ingalls Peak/South Peak

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Mount Stuart
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See "Leader's Notes" "More+" above.

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