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Teanaway River Road?

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Anyone been up in the Ingals / Stuart area via Ingals Pass by Teanaway River road?

 

With the warm weather, how far can one drive into the trailhead? Anyone with info?

 

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they plow to 29 pines... still about 10 miles from the TH unless you can bribe the 'bilers with brew or smokes.

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It should be fine in a 2wd... it's a pretty easy road. It may have even been graded recently... I know that they just graded the road up to Cathedral/Hyas in the last few weeks and it made a HUGE difference. They may have taken care of the Teanaway too. Even if they didn't, it should be fine in a 2wd... just bumpy.

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I was just there on Monday. The road is in fantastic shape. It's not even very bumpy. I was in a Trooper but you should have no trouble going 30 - 35 mph the whole way in any vehicle.

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I plan to climb Ingalls E.ridge next weekend: what can you tell me about snow? Should we take crampons and ice axe to ascend the gully up to the e.ridge notch? thumbs_up.gif

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I was up there 6/12. Pretty much solid snow from the lake all the way up. Definitely needed an ice axe, and we had to chop some steps in the gully where the snow was shaded.

 

We climbed to the top of the snow in the gully and then directly up the gully. I talking to other people it seemed the correct route is to look at the left side of the gully where it narrows and climb from there to the notch.

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I scrambled up the S. Ridge so I wasn't on the snow that gives access to the E. Ridge. However, I don't think you will need an axe or crampons. I got to the snow leading up to the S. Ridge at approximately 11:15 a.m. and I was in approach shoes with two treking poles. The snow was quite soft by that hour (but not so soft that I was postholing) and going up the slopes was quite secure. Coming down things were a little softer and it was no problem at all without an axe or boots, for that matter. I can only assume that the snow up to the E. Ridge is similar. If you head up significantly earlier, it may be a bit firmer.

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I was in the Icicle today up toward Grindstone (Chatter Creek). The snow doesn't really start until about 4000', so you still have a pretty good shot at driving all the way to the end of Teanaway River Rd - might have to drive through a couple of new inches of snow. But it won't be long until it's closed.

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Bump.

 

Any updates?

 

Also: does anyone know where the road gets closed at "full winter conditions"? I heard 8 miles from the TH from someone... truth?

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Also: does anyone know where the road gets closed at "full winter conditions"? I heard 8 miles from the TH from someone... truth?

 

Yes, the road is plowed to the branch uphill towards Esmerelda Basin, by the horse camp. This is a very popular snowmobiling area, and thats where all the sleds unload...

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I think its closer to the trailhead than that actually. I think its shown on USGS quad, but not greentrails or gazetteer

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Has anyone been up the road lately? Can you get all the way to the trailhead?

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i have not been in recently so this is just conjecture, but its a snomo trail in the winter and might take a bit of time to melt out.

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