The Rambling Writer Hikes the Hannegan Peak Trail

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we finally get back to the mountains for some early summer hiking.

NOTE: This is a bit of a rerun with ironic flavor, as Thor and I were on the mend in early 2020 after various injuries/disabilities. And now we’re returning to one of our favorite trails two years later, after an even more challenging couple of years — pandemic (of course); out-of-the-blue lung cancer surgery for this never-smoker along with various other health issues, and 3 surgeries for Thor including a shoulder replacement; selling our home and planning to build a seaside house if county bureaucracy will ever let us…. And the decision this week by the GOP-politicized Supreme Court to allow more air pollution just as the UN declares once more that our environment is in dire danger. I am so angry at what humans are wreaking on this beautiful world that I needed a reminder of the serenity of the wilderness and what we need to fight to save. So Thor and I declared another “Carpe Diem” and headed up to Hannegan Pass for fresh mountain air, wildflowers, and checking out the snowline.

As we gazed longingly toward the snow-capped peak of Mt. Baker an hour away, we declared, “It’s time!” We would work with what we’ve got. For a starter hike this season, we picked the easy lower portion of Hannegan Peak Trail, relatively snow-free in early summer and featuring a gradual ascent.

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4 thoughts on “The Rambling Writer Hikes the Hannegan Peak Trail”

  1. That is a great hike for getting views right from the get go. (I can’t believe how skinny my legs are!)

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