Lake Ingalls


Backpack - Lake Ingalls

Backpack to one of the lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness that sits in front of Mt. Stuart. (9 miles, 2600' gain).

  • Fri, Sep 2, 2016 — Sat, Sep 3, 2016
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft


Day 1: Depart from the Esmeralda trailhead and hike 4.5 miles to Lake Ingalls. We will camp in Headlight Basin. After camp is set up, we have options to explore more trails and Lake Ingalls.

Day 2: Hike back out.


Lake Ingalls

  • 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

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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