Copper Ridge

Mount Shuksan, Washington

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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.
 Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes

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Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

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.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Shuksan
Length: 20.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Jul–Oct
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Shuksan No. 14
Topo Map: Copper Ridge Topographic Map
Guide Book: Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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