Left the Hannegan Pass trailhead (well 100 yards shy of Hannegan Pass due to the major washout) at 8:00 am. Walked about an hour on the trail to just over 3800', where we went down to Ruth Creek and crossed on an avalanche snowbridge across the creek and then went up the east side of the creek that comes out between Nachaktsen and Nook. Going was easy cross country to 4400' where we then crossed into the basin of the main stream and then up to the ridgeline and on up to Nachaktsen. Some minor class 3. We then went up Nook staying just south of the west ridgeline proper. I do not know if this way goes when there is no snow as it looked slabby in many areas. However it would be possible to traverse well north of the west ridgeline of Nook and then get onto the north ridge of Nook during the summer. After this it was easy traversing up to Nook and then over to Sackout. From Sackout we glissaded down the direct stream between Sackout and Nook to about 4900' and then went on the west side of this creek through steep forest down to Ruth Creek and finally back up to the trail.
Snow was pretty good. Snow started solid at 4100 feet. No snowshoes needed. Was getting really mushy in the afternoon. Had crampons, but never got to the point of needing them in the morning.
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