Camped at Hannegan Pass before doing Ruth the next day. Ran up to top after pitched tent. In the clouds unfortunately
Drizzle and total fog. See trip report.
This is an incredible hike!!
Beautiful views and an awesome hike coming back for Ruth mtn next time.
Started WAY late - 2pm TH start time. Got to summit in 3hrs, back to car in another 2.5. Awesome weather, a little busy on the trail near the Hannegan Pass camp, saddle, and up top (some schmuck had a tent pitched on the summit). All in all, well worth the time spent for some immaculate views of Ruth, the Nooksack Cirque and some cloudy images of Baker
Affords amazing views of Shuksan, Ruth, Baker.
Needed to get back to the area. Made a two fer with Granite
Good views of Shuksan!
Great views and relatively easy hike to get there
Nice easy trail hike to the summit. It was a super hot day with TONS of bugs. Wild flowers are still in bloom. We slept on the summit along with a few other chaps. Great views and a beautiful sunset and sunrise. The next morning we continued on and summited Granite Mountain as well, which definitely sees less traffic than Hannegan Peak.
It was super hot that day, 100+ degrees according to our thermometer, but seeing Mount Shuksan was cool.
Maria and I went up Hannegan today. We made such good time that we decided to do another peak before heading down, Granite Mountain. Good company and a great outing!
With the cold weather this year, didn't afford us much scenic vistas, but great meadows and a nice hike up from the pass.
Went with my little brother and mom. Easy walk during summer... if you bring enough water. I ran out of water in the valley and checked my thermometer on my pack -- it read 103 Degrees Farenheit. I have never been as thirsty for such a short distance.
Drank too much tequila the night before so I was sick in the parking lot and again at the top, but I still love the hike! Ruth Creek valley is loaded with flies.
One of the better peaks climbed with my son Maverick. Lots of snow on final section but safe enough to do with kid in backpack. http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/north_cascades/hannegan_peak_trail_022.htm
I doubt this trail will be cleared this year. The massive amount of avalanche debris is very difficult to navigate, plus it was too early in the year I think, we had to put on snowshoes before we even made it to the trailhead. Here are some pics:
Incredible flowers on the way, and incredible view from start to finish. Amazing part of the country!!!
Good day hike, cloudy until we hit the summit- awesome views of Shuksan.