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Kenji
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PostThu Aug 04, 2022 12:48 pm 
Another night out in the cascades while Moon was skinny. This time on Hannegan Peak where I did a similar trip but with full Moon.  Debated whether to camp on Ruth Summit/Arm, but decided on Hannegan for better viewing Milky Way over major peaks.  Also it's simpler to hike to.

It was still very hot Sunday afternoon and BUGGY, mostly little ones to fly around but some big ones to dive bomb on me.  Arrived at the top after 7pm, I was alone for the night, had spectacular views and fewer bugs.


Moon:

Stars:

As usual, slept through the sunrise, summit shots:
Copper Ridge lookout
Copper Ridge lookout
Shuksan from my front porch
Shuksan from my front porch
Nooksack Tower
Nooksack Tower

I've been to Ruth several times, all on skis in Spring and decided to check it out.  The steep gully was a mess, good thing there were enough vegetation to assist.  The rest was easy, then turned around when the snow got too steep for my hiking shoes (just an arrest pole, no snow traction).  There are a few camp spots on the arm with nice views.


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Along the way:

Theboywhocriedroute, seawallrunner, silence, olderthanIusedtobe, Nancyann, half fast, reststep, raising3hikers, jaysway, contour5, pjhorst, Tom, mike, neek, RichP  GaliWalker, wyattmullen, awilsondc, SpookyKite89
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PostThu Aug 04, 2022 2:22 pm 
Stellar photos. Thank you!

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PostThu Aug 04, 2022 2:47 pm 
Nice!  I'm actually planning on camping at the same spot this Sunday night.

2 questions - Is there water anywhere close to the top (maybe lingering snow patches)?  Is the ridge toward Granite pretty melted out?

Thanks!

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PostThu Aug 04, 2022 3:26 pm 
JPH, 2 YESes up.gif   I carried up extra 2L from the pass camp below, but there are a few streams from melting snow patches at the top, probably for another month.  I think the ridge up to Granite was mostly bare, I was too focused on Ruth this time  biggrin.gif

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PostFri Aug 05, 2022 8:39 pm 
Those Nooksack tower shots...oh boy

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PostFri Aug 05, 2022 10:36 pm 
Kenji wrote:

Shuksan looks straight out of SW Alaska here!

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PostSat Aug 06, 2022 11:15 am 
Site of our second backpacking date wub.gif

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