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Copper Ridge Loop

Stacy, Katie, Nick, and I did a 5 day backpacking trip on the Copper Ridge Loop in the northern Cascades 56 photos
August 9, 2016
Now that's a warning sign
9 Aug 2016 - 11:45
Nick
10 Aug 2016 - 12:16
Trail up to Hannegan Peak
10 Aug 2016 - 12:25

Traversing across the slope on our side trip to Hannegan Peak during our five day backpacking trip
Trail up to Hannegan Peak
10 Aug 2016 - 12:30
Trail up to Hannegan Peak
10 Aug 2016 - 12:40
Trail up to Hannegan Peak
10 Aug 2016 - 12:42

Trail crossing
Hannegan Peak
10 Aug 2016 - 13:28
Copper Ridge Loop
10 Aug 2016 - 13:47
Copper Ridge Loop
10 Aug 2016 - 15:31
Cable car crossing!
11 Aug 2016 - 08:07
Cable car crossing!
11 Aug 2016 - 08:16
Copper Ridge Loop
11 Aug 2016 - 08:26
Copper Ridge Loop
11 Aug 2016 - 08:48
Bridge stream crossing
11 Aug 2016 - 08:49
Bridge stream crossing
11 Aug 2016 - 10:34
All that moss
11 Aug 2016 - 11:29

Walking through the forest on day 3 of our backpacking trip
Mushrooms
11 Aug 2016 - 11:32
Broken stree
11 Aug 2016 - 11:58
Cool root system
11 Aug 2016 - 12:15
Huge fallen tree we had to go over
11 Aug 2016 - 12:27
Salmon!
11 Aug 2016 - 13:03
Salmon!
11 Aug 2016 - 13:03
Now that's fresh fish
11 Aug 2016 - 19:43

Nick made a stove with hot coals and rocks and we cooked up the salmon he caught. Yummy!
Early morning stream crossing
12 Aug 2016 - 07:19
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 10:25
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 11:31

Heading up to the ranger's cabin along our loop
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 11:49
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 12:02
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 12:06

Day 4 of our backpacking trip, what a beautiful view!
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 12:28

Family photo shoot!
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 12:43
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 13:32
Copper Lake
12 Aug 2016 - 13:32

Swim break! That water was COLD! Good thing the July sun was out in full force!
Nick napping at Copper Lake
12 Aug 2016 - 14:15
Naaaaaps at Copper Lake
12 Aug 2016 - 14:15
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 15:10
Copper Ridge Fire Lookout
12 Aug 2016 - 15:42

This cabin, like many cabins in WA, was originally built as a fire look out. It's now staffed by friendly park rangers.
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 15:43
Copper Ridge Fire Lookout
12 Aug 2016 - 15:58

Woo! We made it! Sort of... This is the middle of day 4 on our 5 day trip. Finally made it to the Fire Lookout!
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 15:58
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 16:01

The trail stretched out before us. Our second to last day we followed the ridge for many miles with breathtaking views the whole way.
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 16:14

Walkout on our last day, some awesome mountains up in these North Cascades!
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 17:15
Egg lake
12 Aug 2016 - 19:25

The highest point of land, just below the moon, is where our camp was. We had to come down to Egg Lake to filter water.
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 19:50
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 20:08
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 20:08

The view out the back of our final camp site at sunset
View from our camp site
12 Aug 2016 - 20:09
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 20:14
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 20:25
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 20:32
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 20:40
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 20:47

Last night on the trail. Everyone settling in to enjoy our final sunset.
Copper Ridge Loop
12 Aug 2016 - 20:48
Victory Beers!
13 Aug 2016 - 16:08
So dirty
13 Aug 2016 - 19:58