Aug 24, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Lake Ingalls
- Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
- Agency: Cle Elum Ranger District (509) 852-1100
- Trails: Ingalls Way (#1390)
- Avg Rating: 3.98
The trail is well-worn and stretches are trying to become the smooth, steep slope they once were. This is no problem until you meet oncoming hikers. The flowers, the views, the red rock basins and green meadows are as spectacular as the wildlife, which is profuse.
Besides the goats, marmots, pikas and chipmunks, we encountered a doe and twin spotted fawns on the road in, as well as wild turkeys, kestrels, a Sharp-shinned hawk, Clark's nutcrackers, a White headed woodpecker and Mountain bluebirds. This place is special, indeed.