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Foxracer
10-06-2011, 10:39 AM
On Tuesday Oct 4th 2011 my buddy Sev and I jumped into my car and headed over the hills to the Teanaway area. We had heard the snow level was dropping so we wanted to see some fresh snow. We drove all the way to the end of the road past Beverly campground where the Lake Ingalls and Esmeralda Basin trailheads began.

At the parking area which I think is close to 4,800 feet in elevation
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Road is starting to get muddy with all the recent rain
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Trailhead
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Trail starts off easy
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Sev testing out his new camera
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First signs of snow
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After a few hours of climbing we were nearing the pass at 6,800 feet of elevation
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Trees looked like they had been frosted
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Scout and I taking a break
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As we neared the pass the snow increased
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First glimpse of the lake
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Scout enjoying the view
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Snow covered larch
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Larches were starting to turn yellow
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Got lucky when the sun came out for just a few minutes
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Clouds starting rolling in so we headed back to camp before the snow storm hit
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This car was hauling lots of weight so I had to be careful since the rear was sitting so low
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Found a spot
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Lots of firewood
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Unloading all the stuff
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Bought a vestibule so when the rain hit the front door wouldn't get wet
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Campfire was nice
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Next morning it was pouring rain outside so we cooked inside
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Could have the front door open for ventilation without getting wet inside thanks to the new front door cover
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Sev picking up some litter that the last people left
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Turning my car around in the rocks
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We decided to get back out this time climbing Ingalls Pass and looking for more snow. Legs were sore at first but within the first half mile I was too busy sweating to care
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Trail was climbing too slow for us since we needed to get up to the 6,500 feet we decided to climb the mountain itself
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Looking straight up
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Rest break was had to sit due to the steep angle
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Looking down - at this point we put the camera away due to the steepness of the climb but were able to make it almost to the top and did find lots of snow.
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We made it down alright. Scout the dog with no fear was even taking it easy coming down.

Ceg
10-06-2011, 11:13 AM
Looks like a fun adventure. Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.


Sev testing out his new camera
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mdmead
10-06-2011, 02:03 PM
Looks like a fun trip. Tiring though!

Foxracer
10-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Looks like a fun trip. Tiring though!

Yeah the legs were sore today at work.

TJDave
10-07-2011, 07:39 AM
Great pictures!:salute: My legs are tired just looking at them. At my age and condition, I would need a Cardiologist to accompany me if I tried to do something like that.:tard:

We are starting off slow, walking the dogs every night.....on level ground around the neighborhood.