Mt. Fernow and Copper Peak Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Highest of the Entiat Mountains, Mt. Fernow rivals Bonanza Peak for the supreme summit west of Lake Chelan. Only a few hundred feet lower than Bonanza (Trip 25), Fernow is drier and less glaciated, and therefore more welcoming to entry-level mountaineers. Copper Peak is the imposing, pyramidal mass to the north on the rough rocky ridge that connects to Mt. Fernow. Both can be reached from a camp in Copper Basin high above the town of Holden. Luxuriant meadows open at the higher levels of the subalpine forest in a succession of comfortable basins. But then shorter trees surround widespread loose talus and scree, and south-facing slopes become sharply folded into gullies with corrugated rock-strewn ribs. Although the lower valley slopes are densely forested, the blocky crests lose their snow cover by June and then stand nearly barren."