Larch wass turning yellow in the alpine, and we geared up to Ingalls Lake to check it out. It was a brisk morning. We
arrived at the parking lot, and discovered that almost the entire seattle hiking community were trying to do the same thing.
We ran into many groups of hikers that we hiked with before.
The way up was not scenic at all, cloudy and shady, cold and windy was all I can remembered. Until we got up to the pass,
a lot sunny break cheered us up. We settled into our campsites, and continued to traverse through the valley up to Ingalls Lake.
A beautiful deep blue lake, and the sun was out just in time to give us some picture time.
On the way back to camp, we ran into another hiking group that we knew. It made us realize it was just too small of a world.
We arrived camp and started to cook immediately as it was turning dark and cold quick. And of course a camp fire would be great.
Though we were not supposed to have a fire at that altitude, we just did it. Temperature dropped dramatically as we settle into the
The next we knew, it was already at freezing temperature. We woke up just to realize it was so cold that even water stored inside
our 4-season tent with 3 people sleeping still got frozen. That was my first time to see this extreme.
On the way up, nothing but scree
Yes, it was that cold
Arrived at Ingalls Lake
The crew, Franklin, me, Jill, Steve & Miriam
Beautiful Blue ...
Jill was starting her first fire
work it, girl !
Back at camp, fired started, food cooked, what else ?
It felt so nice around the fire.
Guess what, ...?
It is sunrise.
So cold that it frosted up wearing it when I slept inside a 4-season tent