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Mt. Stuart from the Final Approach to Ingalls Lake, WA State

This photo was taken at the final approach to Ingalls Lake which is up and over the ridge on your left as you face the west ridge of  Mt. Stuart, which at 9,415’ is the second highest non-volcanic peak in Washington. Fred Becky waxes eloquent in his Cascade Alpine Guide: “Without rival as the crown peak in the Central Cascades in Washington, Mt. Stuart has been pronounced the single greatest mass of (exposed) granite in the United States.” In my youth I climbed three routes on Mt. Stuart, the North Ridge, West Ridge and the Stuart Glacier Couloir, so the peak has a special meaning for me.

Copyright: Bill Edwards
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15100x7550
Taken: 19/09/2014
Uploaded: 20/09/2014
Updated: 11/04/2015


Tags: cascades; hike; hiking; ingalls lake; mountains; mt. stuart; teanaway; wenatchee mountains; washington
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