Longs Pass (Teanaway)

There is a washout 1/4 a mile from the Esmerelda Trailhead. I high-centered my Subaru here and we spent a lot of time jacking my car up, digging up gravel, and feeling thankful we were doing this in nice, sunny weather.

Carlos and I hit the trailhead at noon and changed our destination from Fortune Peak and South Ingalls Peak to the more nearby Longs Pass. Around 5,300' we lost the trail which was hidden under 1.5 feet of snow and we just headed straight up to the pass. It's a pleasant hike up with great views of Esmerelda Peaks all the way. At the pass we found the summit of Mount Stuart hidden in the clouds and the rest of the Stuart Range all visible, which was well worth the trip.

Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.