Trek up a wide open valley of avalanche chutes awash in resplendent wildfl owers, fl anked by snowy crags, and pulsing with the sound of crashing water. Under the ever-watchful eye of snow-draped Ruth Mountain, make your way to Hannegan Pass—portal into the deep wilderness of North Cascades National Park. Then begin your alpine odyssey across Copper Ridge to a fi re lookout perched on a 6260-foot knob, gazing along the way at more sky-touching rock and ice.
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