North Cascades National Park

Copper Ridge and Whatcom Pass

A 7-day backpack in North Cascades National Park

This trip is often done in five days. My first and last days were short, and I added one day to visit the Tapto Lakes above Whatcom Pass. I had spectacular weather for the first couple of days, and then it was cloudy for a few. It rained for one day, the day I descended from Whatcom Pass. This trip was done the third week of August in 2007. For those familiar with the area, my campsites were: Hannegan Camp, Copper Lake, Bear Creek, Whatcom Pass, Tapto Lakes, and Copper Creek.

Hannegan Pass and Peak (19 pictures>
Copper Ridge (20 pictures>
Chilliwack Valley (17 pictures>
Whatcom Pass and Tapto Lakes (36 pictures>
Exit over Hannegan Pass (6 pictures>