The NW weather was looking really nice the first week of September so we headed for Glacier Washington to get a couple days of skiing. The first ski day Sting and myself met up w / Andy and Mike Traslin at the Hannegan Pass TH parking lot to start our long beautiful approach in tennies. If you are traveling light as possible using a water filter, take a break at Hannegan camps to fill up one last time. Note: Hannegan Camps are located a 1/2 mile or so below the pass.

After completing the easy 4 mile walk to Hannegan Pass, a steep scramble awaits as you leave the main trail heading toward peak 5963′. A couple hundred feet up the goat trail you will end up on a bench (tennies off ski boots on) heading climbers left around peak 5,963. I would recommend bringing boot crampons and an ice axe ( & ski crampons for Ruth ) for this section which isn’t too steep of a traverse but is exposed.

Once you round the backside of peak 5,963′ we walked a small section of dirt then skins on and smooth sailing to the summit.

Below is a short vid of the day.

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