Backpacking: Copper Ridge Loop - Backpacker

Backpacking: Copper Ridge Loop

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Group: Seattle Outdoor Adventurers

When: September 21–15

Where: Copper Ridge Loop, North Cascades

Cost: Free


Who: I am looking for 3-4 experienced backpackers to join for this trip. This is a longer trip with higher mileage and lots of elevation gain/loss. You must have all backpacking gear and be in excellent conditioning to be able to complete the loop.

What: I got permits for the Copper Ridge Loop. We should be able to see some fabulous fall colors!

We are taking the side trip to Whatcom Pass and camping above the pass, adding even more mileage than what is described on WTA.

Mileage/elevation gain: 44 miles+ and 9000+ elevation gain


Day 1: Drive up, pick up permits, hike to Copper Lake (11.2 miles - this will be a big day with full packs and lots of elevation gain/loss)

Day 2: Hike to Indian Creek & sleep

Day 3: Hike to Tapto Lakes & sleep

Day 4: Hike to U.S. Cabin Creek & sleep

Day 5: Hike out, drive back to Seattle

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