October. Many hikers this day out to make their annual pilgrimage to Lake Ingalls to see the golden Larches.
Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Bobbie Laue, Sherry Kytonen and Linda Kuramoto.
- Green Trails Mount Stuart No. 209
- Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Pass, by Nelson & Bauer, Lake Ingalls
Sometimes you just want to get high–physically, not psychedelically–and the Lake Ingalls Trail lets you do that while still exploring some of the grandest wildflower displays in the Cascades. You’ll climb, descend, and climb again, crossing through no less than three distinct ecosystem types, each with its own species of wildflowers to entice and enchant you.
From Seattle drive east on I-90 to East Cle Elum, exit 85. Cross over the freeway overpass and turn right (northbound) on State Route 970. Cross the Teanaway River bridge, and in another mile turn left onto Teanaway Road. Drive north on Teanaway Road, veering right as it becomes first the North Fork Teanaway Road and then unpaved Forest Road 9737 at 29 Pines Campground. Continue to the road’s end. Trailhead GPS coordinates (47.4367,-120.9372)
8.55 miles, 2637 ft. gain, 6 hrs 18 min.