Hannegan Pass - Hannegan Peak
Jul 12, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Hannegan Pass - Hannegan Peak
- Region: North Cascades -- Mount Baker Highway
- Agency: Mount Baker National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District
- Trails: Hannegan Pass (#674), Hannegan Peak (#674.1)
- Avg Rating: 3.82
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
There are many creeks to cross and some of them pose some interesting problems. I met the hiker from Anacortes coming down the trail at mile 2.75. He said there was an unsafe snow bridge at 4,200'. I continued to the snow bridge, agreed with his assessment, and headed back to the trailhead.
The hike was 6.4 miles through the beautiful valley. There are so more waterfalls than one can imagine. Wildflowers are blooming, but the main show has yet to take place. Annoying bugs were scare today. The weather was perfect. Give this trail about a week or two and the Pass should be accessible.
I met one other hiker heading up. He asked for directions from the Pass. I noticed that he was wearing athletic shoes, so I tried to discourage him from crossing sloping snowfields and snow bridges. I hope that he made good decisions and avoided an unpleasant experience.
Oh, there is some serious avalanche damage along the way, but the trail has been cleared.