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Washington Backcountry Trails



Ingalls Creek

View up towards the Enchantments

Definition of terms below
Location: Eastern Washington 
Directions: Head out I-90 to US 97 over Blewett Pass, turn left on Ingalls Creek Road
Difficulty: Moderate 
Elevation +/- 1200 ft gain
Distance: 12+ miles
Rating: 8 out of 10
Fishing: Did not try
Scenery: High meadows, and spectacular Stuart Range, wildflowers
Map: Printable Topo Map


Ingalls creek is a beautiful place, we went in the end of May.

You start out hiking through an old forest fire, the trail wanders along the creek nearly the entire way. The fresh forest smells are great, the views are minimal for first 5+ miles but once you break out of the trees, watch out because it is beautiful.

The wildflowers were spectacular: glacier lilies, Indian paintbrush and even an orchid of some sort.

We hit some snow and had to cross a couple of avalanches.

Do it again? Yes


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