Spent 3 nights/4 days (7/22-7/25) volunteering with WTA and maintaining the Hannegan Pass trail. Camped at Hannegan Camp all 3 nights.
Parking: trailhead was already busy Thursday morning when we all got there. It got busier as the weekend came. Small parking area, and then you park along the road. We parked along the road. Road to original parking area is still washed out, so a few hundred feet walk to TH. The bathroom was clean and had toilet paper when we were there.
Trail: There was one tricky area of snow about 2.5-3 miles in, when we hiked out Thursday, but by Sunday it was pretty much melted out and not tricky to cross anymore. Hike to Hannegan Camp has some hot exposed parts. Noticed some fat Indian Paintbrush flowers along the trail that were beautiful.
Hannegan Camp: was about 4ish miles in from TH. Our work crew took up 3 sites, that camp area has about 5 pretty big campsites that can each fit 3-6 tents at. We saw a bear at camp our first day there. The stream runs right next to camp for an easy water source. There is a cooking area above the campsites. The pit toilet is getting pretty full. The bugs were pretty bad at camp, especially around dinner time, and also got worse when it got really hot out.
Trail Work: We worked on the switchbacks right before you get to Hannegan Pass.
Trail to Peak: Saturday, Cody and I hiked to Hannegan Peak. The turnoff is at the pass. Trail is easy to find and navigate. There was one snow crossing, but it will be melted out soon, near the top. Not much water source up top, but there were patches of snow you can melt. At the top you can see some from afar plumes of smoke NE and East, but smoke is not impacting this area at all. I think the fire East was the Cub Creek fire, and the NE one might be in Canada.
Tips: Bugs were pretty bad, mosquitos, flies, and biting flies. We wore bug nets while working on trail. Overall, this trail is beautiful and highly recommend going to Hannegan Peak!