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Intermediate Snowshoe - Ingalls Creek

Ingalls Creek

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9:00 AM at Ingalls Creek TH off of WA Rt 97

10 miles, 1600' gain. USGS Blewett, WA and Enchantment Lakes, WA. Reference 102 Hikes in the Alpine Lakes, S Cascades, and Olympics
I'll email TOPO maps of the route in JPEG fomat prior to the trip.

The Ingalls Creek Trail ascends up a fault-line valley, with sediments and metamorphics comprising the south side and the granite Enchantments, with basal views of towering spires including the Nightmare Needles, on the north. We'll go as far as the trail's intersection with the Falls Creek Trail, near a creek that offers access to and views of McClellan Peak's south basin.

DIRECTIONS
From US-2: From Seattle, take US-2 east over Stevens Pass. Just beyond Peshastin, bear right onto WA-97 South. Drive 7 miles and turn right onto Ingalls Creek Rd. Proceed 1.3 miles on Ingalls Creek Rd to the trailhead, elev 1945'. 130 miles, 2:30 from downtown Seattle, per Google Maps.
From I-90: From Seattle, take I-90 east over Snoqualmie Pass. Just beyond Cle Elum take exit 85 for WA-970 N toward Wenatchee. Follow WA-970/97 over Blewett Pass. At mile 178, turn left onto Ingalls Creek Rd. opposite the Ingalls Creek Lodge. Proceed 1.3 miles on Ingalls Creek Rd to the trailhead, elev 1945'. 124 miles, 2:15 from downtown Seattle, per Google Maps.

A US Forest Pass is required for all vehicles.

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