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Alpine Lakes Wilderness - Ingalls Creek

A June 2003 Hike along the Ingalls Creek trail came as the wildflowers were just finishing blooming. Ingalls Creek is on the East side of the Alpine Lakes just South of the Stuart Range although most of the views of the Stuart Range from this trail were just little peeks at peaks. Probably the most interesting part of the trip was the rattlesnake I ran into as I was walking down to the creek. He was probably about fifteen feet away so no real danger although there is always a moment of adrenaline when you hear that rattle. He was stuck between me and the creek so he could not retreat in the opposite direction due to the creek. So he stood up in an aggressive position for a minute or so and then saw that I wasn't going to do anything and he slithered off to the left. I only got a few shots, being careful to keep an eye on him but at least one turned out decent:
Wildflower
Wildflower
Stuart Range
Stuart Range
Wildflower (Slide)
Wildflower (Slide)
Moth on my Backpack (Slide)
Moth on my Backpack (Slide)
Rattlesnake Poised To Strike
Rattlesnake Poised To Strike
Wildflower
Wildflower
Ingalls Creek
Ingalls Creek
Two Tiger Lilies
Two Tiger Lilies
Rattlesnake Slithering Away
Rattlesnake Slithering Away
Wildflowers by Dead Wood
Wildflowers by Dead Wood
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily
Three Brothers
Three Brothers
Rattlesnake Decides I'm Not Worth Biting
Rattlesnake Decides I'm Not Worth Biting
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily
Stuart Range and Ingalls Creek
Stuart Range and Ingalls Creek
Blue Sky? Must be a Long Way from Seattle
Blue Sky? Must be a Long Way from Seattle
Tree Roots Dueling With Rock
Tree Roots Dueling With Rock
Washed Out Wildflower
Washed Out Wildflower