Lake Ingalls Professional Review and Guide
"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.
Start out on the old miners road leading up the Teanaway Valley. Within the first 0.25 mile the wide roadbed fades to a true trail. It also splits, the path to the left heading to Esmeralda Basin and Fortune Creek Pass.
Go right to start your climb out of the Teanaway Valley. You'll be hiking through the first flora stratum you'll encounter on this hike, with huckleberry bushes, a few lilies, and other lesser-known flowers, such as pipsissewa and wintergreen."