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Trip Report    

Basic Alpine Climb - Ingalls Peak/South Ridge

Patches of snow still exist off-trail, used ice axe for belay but crampons were not necessary. The North Fork Teanaway Road is now open all the way to the Esmeralda Basin trailhead. Black flies and mosquitoes were out so bring repellant.

  • Road rough but passable
    • Patches of snow off-trail on steep slopes of the approach
    • Biting flies
    • Creeks still have plenty of water

The North Fork Teanaway Road is now open all the way to the Esmeralda Basin trailhead so you can now drive right up.  Goats and wildflowers were in abundance.  For the snow patches, an ice axe is recommended, but crampons are not necessary.  Some brought microspikes but did not use them.  Blackflies and mosquitoes were everywhere.

 

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