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jeffp
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PostTue Oct 07, 2008 8:25 pm 
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I tried my luck with the weather gods in Teanaway with two goals in mind: (1) to see golden larch, which I hadn't seen since I had never been in Washington in the fall before, and (2) to bag a peak I missed two summers ago when I did Fortune. (1) was an unqualified success (weather gods gaveth), but I only got within 50 ft of (2) (weather gods taketh away). :P

I got a variety of weather: rain on the way to the trailhead, snow near Ingalls Pass, socked in conditions for most of the way to Ingalls Lake, a sudden parting of the clouds that revealed the entire valley and Mt. Stuart, and even a tiny bit of hail on the Ingalls saddle. Luckily, the cloud parting occurred just before I reached Ingalls Lake, where i spent a good hour snapping photos, eating snacks, and chatting with other hikers.

The scramble up to the saddle between Ingalls North and South was covered in a fresh blanket of snow, but it was sticky due to the sun and not particularly steep. Unfortunately, the saddle and the entire west side of Ingalls was frozen solid and still socked in. After checking that every gully up to the summit was covered in ice crystals, I headed back down the way I came. Oh well.

Photos:

Backpackers returning to Ingalls Pass
Backpackers returning to Ingalls Pass
Larch
Larch
Frozen tarn
Frozen tarn
Sugarcoated headlight basin
Sugarcoated headlight basin
The stream outlet on the way to Ingalls Lake
The stream outlet on the way to Ingalls Lake
Defrosting the Headlight Basin
Defrosting the Headlight Basin
Ingalls Lake detailed
Ingalls Lake detailed
Stuart west ridge above Ingalls Lake
Stuart west ridge above Ingalls Lake
Up toward Ingalls Peaks
Up toward Ingalls Peaks
Hikers by Ingalls Lake
Hikers by Ingalls Lake
North part of Ingalls Lake
North part of Ingalls Lake
Stuart and Ingalls Lake
Stuart and Ingalls Lake
Stuart's impression of Everest
Stuart's impression of Everest
Easy scramble to the saddle
Easy scramble to the saddle
Icicles on the scramble to the Ingalls Peaks saddle
Icicles on the scramble to the Ingalls Peaks saddle
Dogtooth at the saddle
Dogtooth at the saddle
Ingalls South
Ingalls South
Ice crystals
Ice crystals
The west side
The west side
Ingalls North
Ingalls North
West face of the south ridge
West face of the south ridge
Ingalls Rock
Ingalls Rock
Another Stuart + Ingalls Lake
Another Stuart + Ingalls Lake
Snowy Moss
Snowy Moss
Red, Green, and Gold
Red, Green, and Gold
Funny larch
Funny larch
Larch forest
Larch forest
Standard Stuart + Creek picture (HDR)
Standard Stuart + Creek picture (HDR)
Stuart + Creek 2 (HDR)
Stuart + Creek 2 (HDR)
Stuart in the Fall (HDR)
Stuart in the Fall (HDR)
Stuart and Larch (HDR)
Stuart and Larch (HDR)

Edit (fixed links). More: http://picasaweb.google.com/jeffrey.a.pang/IngallsSouthPeakAttempt2008

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GaliWalker
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PostTue Oct 07, 2008 8:36 pm 
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Nice photos! My favorites...
jeffp wrote:
Hikers by Ingalls Lake
Hikers by Ingalls Lake
Dogtooth at the saddle
Dogtooth at the saddle
The west side
The west side


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PostTue Oct 07, 2008 8:49 pm 
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Fantastic photos Jeff

The HDR is very balanced. I've not yet really been satisfied with the HDRs I've done as they seem to move over to the sureal. Perhaps I just am stuck with carrying around my graduated filters still.

Looking forward to heading up to Ingalls this weekend. Weather gives me some hope.

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PostTue Oct 07, 2008 9:57 pm 
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jeffp wrote:
Unfortunately, the saddle and the entire west side of Ingalls was frozen solid and still socked in. After checking that every gully up to the summit was covered in ice crystals, I headed back down the way I came.

Good choice. I have scrambled up to S. Ingalls when the gullies were a little frozen - not pleasing. That rock is shiny and slick enough by itself.  shakehead.gif

jeffp wrote:

Stuart's impression of Everest
Stuart's impression of Everest

Very nice!

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PostTue Oct 07, 2008 10:08 pm 
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Love the pics!  Very dramatic!
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PostTue Oct 07, 2008 10:10 pm 
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Your photos are super.

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PostTue Oct 07, 2008 10:22 pm 
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jeffp wrote:
Standard Stuart + Creek picture (HDR)
Standard Stuart + Creek picture (HDR)

up.gif  up.gif Absolutely awesome.
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PostTue Oct 07, 2008 10:49 pm 
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Great shots!!! up.gif  up.gif

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PostWed Oct 08, 2008 11:34 am 
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Sorry to hear you didn't reach the summit, but there's always next time...you definitely made a wise choice. You did have some great lighting to 'deal with' though! Your photos are fantastic.  up.gif  up.gif

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PostWed Oct 08, 2008 11:47 am 
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Nice work.  Bugger, got to git my butt up there soon.

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PostWed Oct 08, 2008 12:16 pm 
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Sound judgment.  It's a great route, and it melts out early in the season due to the S aspect.  It's goes great with a ski approach as soon as the road opens.

Edited to add:  I recommend a second rope for the rap.
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PostWed Oct 08, 2008 12:31 pm 
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BigSteve wrote:
Edited to add: I recommend a second rope for the rap.

You are thinking about the North Peak.
You don't need a rope for the South Peak.

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PostWed Oct 08, 2008 12:44 pm 
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dicey wrote:
BigSteve wrote:
Edited to add: I recommend a second rope for the rap.

You are thinking about the North Peak.
You don't need a rope for the South Peak.

You are correct.  I stand corrected.  I was thinking of the S ridge (5.4) of the main peak.

The S peak is an easy scramble from Fortune or other aspects.
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PostWed Oct 08, 2008 4:23 pm 
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PostWed Oct 08, 2008 4:34 pm 
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Sorry about not making the summit, but you were able to bring back some awesome shots. Baring some obscene geologic catastrophe, the summit will be there in the future.

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