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Trip Report

Hannegan Pass and Peak, Copper Ridge

North Cascades

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Hiked Jul 4, 2009

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Obstacles on trail:
    Mud/Rock slide or washout.

Road

Road impassable/closed

Snow

Snowfields to cross - could be difficult
Hannegan Road is closed from Mt. Baker Hwy to cars. It is passable by foot to the end and passable by bike to .5 before the Hannegan Trailhead. You can portage a bike across .2 of avalanche debris and then ride to the trailhead. The Hannegan Pass trail is snow free, except for minor patches to Hannegan Camp. There are 2 large, nasty avalanche debris fields to cross. Hannegan Camp is under snow. There is patchy snow to the pass. The pass is snow free. Copper Ridge Trail to Boundary camp has minor snow patches, and a couple of large avalanche debris areas. These are all easily crossable. Boundary camp is buried beneath avanlanche debris/snow. The bear locker is the primary way you'll know when you've reached the camp, since everything else is buried. Chilliwack trail junction was also buried and not obvious. Copper Ridge trail from Boundary Camp to 1.5 mi before the Egg Lake junction is clear and easily hiked. There is snow in most of the gullys. Some steep, be prepared to kick steps and have a way to stop if you fall (ice axe/trekking pole). There are a few downed trees, eroded sections of trail. After attaining the ridge proper you can only go a short distance before the entire ridge is buried in snow (north, south sides and top).

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