Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


Day Hike - Ira Spring Trail

This hike replaces my Lake Ingalls hike, due to weather. This will be a nice alternative with falls colors showing. If weather allows, we will go up to Rainbow Lake, beyond Mason Lake. I expect we will be the only ones there.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,320 ft
  • Pace: Around 2 mph

The meeting point and timing will be set on Wednesday evening. It will likely be Tibbets P&R.

There is a real chance for some rain, so please have the gear that will keep you dry and warm. We will do lunch at the turn around point, either Mason or Rainbow.  Please be confident you are in condition for this hike and can have fun doing it.


Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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