Plumas County High Point Trip Report

Mt Ingalls

Date: September 24, 2002
Author: Peter Maurer

A gorgeous late summer day for the lengthy drive and short hike to Mt. Ingalls. Thanks to the updated directions to the trailhead by Richard Carey (see trip report) it was easy to find. The short saunter to the summit led to the old fire lookout foundation. As Mr. Carey thought would happen, the register he placed earlier in the year had been used for target practice, but a few adventurous souls had ventured to this out-of-the-way summit this year.

It's been a hot and dry summer in the northern Sierra, however the region was fortunate to avoid any major fires this year, so visibility was superb except to the south where a new fire in Calaveras County was beginning to obstruct the view of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Mt. Lassen loomed on the horizon to the north, with views to the Warners in the northeast, out into Nevada to the east, Tahoe basin peaks in the south, and some of the more westerly ridges of the northern Sierra to the west. We didn't linger, as we were off to our next summit of the day on one of those ridges (see Butte County) and had several hours of driving to reach the trailhead.