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.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,509 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,100 ft
  • Pace: Easy to moderate

We’ll meet at the Eastgate Park and Ride (west side lot) at 8:30 a.m., divvy up passengers, then drive to the Ingalls Creek Trailhead. (Federal) Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful pass required.

Get set to go to the great Teanaway region! We’ll hike along roaring, gorgeous Ingalls Creek, and camp at a spacious campsite at the base of the Stuart Range. Weather is usually drier in the Teanaways but we’ll be going rain or shine, so be prepared. Drivers, be sure to bring a (federal) Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful pass.

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
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See course lectures and handouts.
Ten Essentials

Ursack or bear canister are required; food hangs not allowed. 

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