Finally the trail arrived at the first crossing of the Chilliwack River. There are seven campgrounds on the trail. Shortly after the boulder field, the trail starts down into a series of switch backs. We thought we were in excellent shape for getting a permit, but as soon as we walked in, the ranger informed us that there were no permits available for the ridge until Friday (this was on a Tuesday morning). I had pre-sealed the cheese in a vacuum packed bag, and so we dumped it in the Chilliwack for 20 minutes to get a nice chilled block of cheese before cracking the bag and chowing down. Since we had gotten a very early start from Tacoma, we showed up at the ranger station in the tiny town of Glacier at 10am on the day before we planned to go. I already have your site on my links page and was hoping if you would return the favor. While I’ve been on parts of this trail a few times before, I never have tried the full loop, until this week. Sun Di – yeah – no worries in August. After going down through open meadows for a mile you reach Boundary Camp, aptly named because it sits on the edge of the North Cascades National Park. If you turn left, there is a very clear trail that goes steeply up and around for a mile or so to the Tapto lakes, which we followed the next day. In July 2019, my brother and I backpacked the Copper Ridge Loop with a side trip to Whatcom Pass in North Cascades National Park. I see that the loop is manageable with lots of fun and safety. Dennis – check with the ranger station in Glacier. The 2,680 sq. We took our time getting down to enjoy the scenery, but still it took longer than we expected to finally reach the marked split to Egg Lake which is a couple of hundred feet below. Copper Ridge is a ridge in Idaho and has an elevation of 6119 feet. Trail Info; Trailhead; Literature; Pictures (0) Hike Reports Nearby Hikes; You'll need to plan your trip and have some flexibility, as the campsites here require reservations with the National Park office. Wings : 110mm. i was still in runners. Tip: plan to be at the Glacier Public Service center early! But hey — it’s something different and fun, even though I ended up with a blister on my hands from pulling myself an my pack up. See all available apartments for rent at Copper Ridge Luxury Woodbury Townhome! As we arrived, we were greeted by a few marmots hanging out on the rocks, but other than their occasional whistle had complete solitude while we hung out for a good hour. Do it if you can. Download the GPS file. They were atrocious. At first we were quite disappointed, but things turned out well in the end. On the first day we left the car park (3100') and took the gentle path along Ruth Creek towards the pass. Apart from the hut, no other man-made thing in site. Get directions, maps, and traffic for Copper Ridge, TN. But soon we turned the corner, left the last of the good views behind us, and descended back into the forest. I am having a hard time with a decision for a backpacking trip Oct. 8-10th, 3 days. From here on you need permits to camp. They were everywhere! Don't forget to click on the thumbnails to see larger images! This is one of the most beautiful sections of the loop, and hence one of the most beautiful trails in the world. ( Log Out /  Great Job Guys!!! ( Log Out /  #proposed Lot 12 Copper Ridge Drive, West Kelowna, BC, V4T 2X3 - Photos, Videos & More! Copper Ridge is a ridge in Montana and has an elevation of 5069 feet. Copper Ridge Loop is a challenging 34-mile journey including a high fire tower boasting incredible views, a gorgeous alpine lake and a tranquil river teeming with sockeye salmon. When you reach the pass you get splendid views of the North Cascades beyond. Here is a picture of Silesia. Here there are three well spaced camp sites in the forest. 333mm overall width (when flat). Reviews (830) 885-6951. Eventually the sound of the Chilliwack River can be heard as we approached the last set of switch backs. There were many switchbacks, but as the climb progresses there were a series of ever-improving views. As we hiked down from the Copper Ridge back to the split, we enjoyed the last views. That way we wouldn’t need the permit for the actually Copper Ridge until several days out. This is an amazing hike. This is a highly recommended break from all the forest in the first couple of days. As you make your way up to the fire tower which is the highest point of the trail, the views just keep getting better and better. It is all worth it. But mind not — the Whatcom pass is only 10 minutes away. The ridge does live up to its reputation and more. 20mm upstand from wings. Trip Report: I had decided a North Cascades trip would be ideal for this year's backpack. Although fording was perfectly possible, we chose the cable car for variation and fun. We had cheese and crackers for lunch. One person told us to bushwack up the creek next to the camp. Read About these trails in our Hiking Guide Copper … We were experimenting with a new purification system on this trip. How disappointing that must have been. This was the highest point of our trip. They are quite breath taking at this point, and it felt like we had entered another world. To be honest the whole think looked like an accident waiting to happen — there was even a note attached to the basked warning to check the attachment bolts before setting off. I’m guessing Late July and Aug will be nice and clear. We dropped in and setup camp. From here on, the trail goes mostly through the forest until you reach the top of Copper Ridge, with the exception of Whatcom Pass which tops out above tree line. Your email address will not be published. Here we turned right to pick up the loop and a couple of hours later we reached Indian Creek camp. The Copper Ridge Loop in the North Cascades is a classic backpacking route with epic climbs (over 8,000 feet of elevation gain), mountain lakes and streams, stellar alpine scenery, and even a self-propelled cable car river crossing. After filling our bottles, we wandered across the rocks towards Boundary Camp and discovered fresh mountain blueberries! Permit Info: An overnight permit is required and camp sites are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. … We'll it's certainly *doable*…" and glanced at us as if to say, "it's doable if you're insane and it's going to hurt a lot". It was up high on a peak that seemed like a long climb. We are set to plan the loop as our daughter’s first venture in an organized bc trip. Artist Point Snow Camp January 18, 2019. You should be able to find some water trickles here to fill up your water bottles. Type of Hike Multi-night backpack. It was the same contraption that we had seen in the West Coast Trail several years before: a metal basket strung on a cable across the river where you pull yourself across using a rope. The two nicest camp sites, near the creek, were already taken. The water flows slowly in this part of the river, and the salmon seemed to be resting, just lazily swimming against the stream, staying mostly in place so that you could get a really good look at them in the crystal clear shallow water. From the Pass it’s an easy, and after the spectacle of the last couple of days, somewhat boring hike back to the parking lot. 3012 E Copper Ridge Loop , Billings, MT 59106-2227 is currently not for sale. Tip: As you hit the bottom of the basin, you cross over the dried up (in early September) headwaters of the Chilliwack. The views are outstanding from there. I love rangers huts. Hannegan Pass has great views and is an open meadow area. North Cascades. Redoubt, Whatcom Peak and Mt. Copper Ridge Trail: 13.9 miles (22 km) 1817 foot gain (554 m) from Boundary, 4170 foot gain (1271 m) from Chilliwack River : Hiking only. His wife quashed our yearly trips. the enchantments such a classic – and in early october the crowds will be less, i think you don’t need a permit (you should verify) and the trees in all their fall glory. has rental units starting at $2450. Get out a map—the possibilities are limited only by your imagination! ft. single-family home is a 5 bed, 3.0 bath property. Along the ridge we bumped into the ranger. It's like something out of a Patagonia catalog. There is a shared bear-pole here also for easy hanging. Thanks for posting the information! Trip Report . A small price to pay. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Then she looked at our packs and was surprised how little we were carrying. After hanging at the look out for a while, we started the decent into Copper Lake, (11.4mi, 6075'). wondering when is the best time to go or the earliest w/o the snow at the top. Date of Trip: Sep 1-3, 2006. ive been looking at this hike for awhile now. Copper ridge through the ageing process releases copper sulphate washing down the roof slopes preventing moss and algae growth becoming a problem. Each day was between 10-13 miles of hiking. Just about every single person coming in the other direction warned us about the large number of blown down trees blocking the path. We stopped for lunch on the other side and rested our pounded toes from the downhill. It was fine as long as you kept moving, at it was not too bad on the ridge itself which was higher and cooler. great info on the copper ridge loop. The answer, in short, is a resounding “yes”. Excited not only for the delicious food, but also for the fact that we just ate almost a pound and a half of weight from our packs . Theresa got inspired by the meadows once in a while and broke out into choruses from the sound of music. There is a short (1 mile, +1000 ft) side-trip here to Hannegan Peak – with reportedly spectacular views. We packed out and began a gentle stroll along the meadowy ridge for another 4 miles. After another mile or so of wandering with ups and downs we eventually reached Silesia Camp, (8.2mi, 5689'). Nice work! Do you have any thoguhts (I know you liked the Enchantments as the best trip)? We hiked 35 miles over 3 days with some serious elevation gain. 3 comments. will be spending 2 weeks backpacking in the north cascades. The ranger (who was very friendly and helpful by the way) found a 5-day itinerary for us where we did the loop clockwise, going through the Chilliwack River valley first, and doing a side-trip to Whatcom Pass (which we intended to do anyway), before heading back over the Ridge. There is a bear-box for food storage at Copper Lake and I have to say, an outdoor bathroom with the best morning view around! I always wonder what it would be like to weather a big storm inside one – with thunder and lightening crashing all around you high in the mountains. Sweeping 360 degree panoramic views of amazing rugged peaks in the cascade range. We hiked the final 3.2 miles of the day up Copper Ridge to Silesia Camp, getting great views back west to Mt. We were tucked up in bed by 8pm and ready for the next day. Baker out in all her glory and the icy ridges of Canada to the north. Washington's North Cascade's Copper Ridge Loop. Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brijsman/albums/72157671619780672. 35.4 Miles 57.1 KM Loop. The only source of water before Copper Lake is Egg Lake, and that's a 1-mile side trip that you might not want to take. We opted to do the trip in three days and two nights over Labor Day weekend. I had heard about them, but actually seeing them was something special indeed. Second Beach February 23, 2019. There's something cool to me about having a little cabin thing out in the middle of nowhere. I found the time wasn't an issue at all. me and some buddies will probably do it sometim enext year. After the camp, the trail continues up a few more switch backs and into a more open meadow area of heather and wild flowers, making yet more switch backs until eventually reaching Hannegan Pass, 4mi (5100'). ( Log Out /  Shuksan, Ruth Mountain, Hannegan Peak/Pass, and Mineral King Mountain. A vista of craggy snow capped peaks and glaciers stretches out before you to the horizon in three directions (the ridge blocks the view behind you). Shuksan, Bear Mountain and in the distance are peaks of Canada. Trip Report By. Note that we also ran into some extremely fit people who camped at Hannegan Pass (which is just outside the national park, so you don’t need a permit I think) and then did the entire loop in a humongous day hike. Google Map of Trailhead: View Map. As we continued along the ridge for the rest of the day and for part of the next day, the path mostly took us though open meadows so that the views just keep on coming and giving you different perspectives on the splendor that is the North Cascades. Just came back.from a July 1 dayhike. The salmon were huge, bright red with green tails and hooked noses. Copper Ridge Loop, Part 1: The Glory. 6,232' 1,900 m High 2,226' 679 m Low 8,660' 2,640 ... continuing along a steep narrow trail to Copper Ridge. We squatted for 20 minutes and picked and ate and picked and ate, they were plump, juicy and delicious. From here, the way climbs steeply through old growth forest, with some switchbacks for another 1.5 miles, before reaching clearing on top of Copper Ridge, around 7 miles in. The ranger (who was very friendly and helpful by the way) found a 5-day itinerary for us where we did the loop clockwise, going through the Chilliwack River valley first, and doing a side-trip to Whatcom Pass (which we intended to do anyway), before heading back over the Ridge. Pack a thesaurus for this trip because the sight of Mt. Maybe this, plus the ultralight approach, will revive his interest. Home for sale at 15300 Copper LOOP Brooksville, FL 34604, with MLS T3285181. Copper Ridge Loop. A hundred yards later and we are at Boundary Camp (5mi, 4400'). You may also like. I’m bookmarking this website and hopefully I’ll convince some of my friends to go too. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. By 9am, the best ones are gone. Learn more about this Land located at #proposed Lot 12 Copper Ridge Drive which has 0 Beds, 0 Baths and has been on the market for 5 Days. thanks. Dogs are also able to use this trail. But they come with a price. I’m about to go to do the Copper Ridge. She checked our permit and says "Doing the loop in just 3 days huh? Within the first 10 minutes of hiking, you are rewarded with incredible views and waterfall cascading down the mountain side. Far too long on the bucket list, but no more. Every time you stop, you are immediately attacked by swarms of biting flies. At 11.2 miles is Copper Lake and camps. How to Pack Ultralight for the West Coast Trail in under 10lbs. My dad and I hiked the Copper Ridge Loop (with a side trip to Whatcom Pass) in the North Cascades National Park. Stop and get your permit. It seemed to get worse towards the end of the hike, after a couple of warm sunny days, when the swarms got to be near-biblical. The ridge had occasional ups and downs but on the most part was fairly flat. Suitable for a roof pitch between : 22 degress and 55 degrees. The views were still incredible, but slowly started to diminish and get hidden between groups of trees. Copper Ridge 211 Copper Trce New Braunfels TX 78132. With renewed vigor to check out the hut, we barreled up the 1000' ft climb in no time at all, arriving at Copper Mountain Lookout, (10.2mi, 6260'). A half mile beyond is a small waterfall and the last reliable water until 17.4 miles from the trailhead, where the trail crosses a small stream. We sat down and just drank in the views for a while. Fortunately, a) it was more of a trickle and only two feet deep at best and b) 20 yards upstream we found a fallen tree and were able to cross with dry feet. Our doubts were probably reinforced by the fact that the day started up with a brutal climb up — more than 2500 feet up in a few miles in an endless series of switchbacks before you finally reach the ridge. Start out from the popular Hannegan Pass trailhead, climbing gently for 3.7 miles to a junction for Hannegan Camp. Stay left, to continue clockwise on the loop, to Copper Ridge. We were prepared to pull off our socks and shoes and ford the raging waters of the Chilliwack. An excellent place to stop for lunch, and so we did. She seemed relieved and went back to smiling. Copper Ridge Loop, Whatcom Pass. Hope you get out there and enjoy it! we went in first week of june and there was quite a bit of snow before hannigan pass. I think this same trail also takes you to the Middle Lakes (we didn’t do this) — there is a split about half-way which is nearly impossible to see when coming up but which is really clear coming down (just look for the trail going West as you come down). Skyline Lake January 10, 2019. Without a doubt the second best hike I have done in Washington, with the Enchantments taking first place. There is a lot of snow in the Cascades this year – more than usual, so I would expect that unless we have an unusually warm spring – it’s going to stick around. There's no water, and you'll have to trek all the way down to egg lake to get your supplies for the evening. After about a mile, the trail takes a few switch backs before starting a steepening ascent to Hannegan Camp. We turned right. in Woodbury, MN. "We'll be ok" – I assured her, "We're only carrying 15 pound packs". Copper Ridge/Chilliwack River Backpack North Cascades National Park September 5th-9th, 2008 **Submit your photos/comments to romick1@comcast.net *Roy McCormick *Mike Baum. Snowy Mt. Copper Ridge Apartments is set in the western part of Ponca City Oklahoma. We didn't see any ourselves on this trip, but heard plenty of stories from other hikers. We offer a traditional barrel roll top ridge, designed for ease of application. Snow Snow free. With many of the camp sites in this area, there are either bear-poles, bear-boxes or big-trees to offer food protection from bears. Trail Name: Copper Ridge Loop / North Cascades Loops. At 17.9 miles is the low point, elevation 2225. Another person told us to climb up the steep boulder filled slopes. The first 4.0 miles from the trailhead goes steadily up paralleling the Ruth River, alternating between forests and brush and some views of the valley below. If you have choice, I would highly recommend Silesia. I will send this to my brother who is my former backpacking partner. I’m really looking forward to it. We had grand plans to go swimming, but the water was cold and the sun was already behind the ridge, so freeze-dried beef stew it was! Experience the variety offered by the North Cascades: high mountain ridges with spectacular views, a remote river valley, and even a self-propelled cable car river crossing. We hope for no to little rain or unexpected bears. We did not take it but it sounds well worth it if you were just doing a day-hike to the pass. Thanks for putting this info on the web. "You'll love copper lake", she said, "It's very pretty down there.". AP September 7, 2017 - 8:16 pm. It's hard to describe how breath taking the views were from the high point. We had heard a lot of conflicting information on how to get there. Sometimes the meadows are flat, sometimes the path hugs meadows that fall steeply down towards the valley deep below (where we spent the first couple of days). This was the only blemish on what was otherwise a magical hike: the flies. We took one of the two remaining camp sites in the forest. Thanks so much for sharing it! 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