Basic Backpacking Field Trip - Ingalls Creek

Field trip: Basic Backpacking

Basic Backpacking Field Trip - Ingalls Creek

Overnight field trip for the Basic Backpacking Course. This is the last scheduled activity for the course. This is a fun first backpack along Ingalls Creek in June while the wildflowers are still blooming. Expect around 1500 ft of gain and good company.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,450 ft

Meet at the Ingall's Creek TH at TBD.  

More information to come.  

Passes: Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful

This will be a beginner-friendly backpack up Ingalls Creek about 4-5 miles to the Horse Camp.  We'll likely be there early in the day so be prepared for a relaxed afternoon creekside.

The Ingalls Creek Trail features a variety of scenery that includes big pines, boulder fields, granite cliffs, old-growth and occasional views of the mighty Stuart Range. The primary attraction in late spring is the proliferation of wildflowers, some of which are uncommon. Be prepared for the cool breezes that flow down the valley, and carry an extra layer.

About Basic Backpacking Field Trips

The Basic Backpacking Field Trip is the final scheduled activity of the Basic Backpacking Course.  For most students it will be their first overnight trip in the backcountry.  Basic Backpacking Field Trips are usually single-night trips along Easy or Moderate routes that do not present any unusual technical challenges.   


Ingalls Creek

  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

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

    USGS Mount Stuart

    Green Trails Liberty No. 210

    USGS Liberty
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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