|Zac, me, Tim, Caleb, Peter, Joseph, Judah and Enoch at our Hannegan Pass departure for Cross to Ross 2013|
All of our preparations and planning finally paid off, and the journey began in earnest with a bumpy, windy 5.2 mile stretch on a mountain road with Mr. B at the helm of his good old 15 passenger van. Mr. B's shuttle to our departure and Mr. H's pick up at the end of our trek meant we did not have to leave any cars parked for days at the trail heads.
|In lieu of sweeping panoramic vistas, we spotted a phenomenal rainbow reaching out from the rainclouds above.|
|Enoch, Peter, Judah, Zac, Caleb, Joseph and Tim at the one-mile mark|
|With pack covers on to guard against the sprinkles, the guys head toward Copper Creek Camp; a 7 mile journey.|
|Harvesting dessert, the boys pick away at the delicious blueberries along the trail.|
|Zac and Joseph check the map at the entrance to North Cascades National Park.|
|Tim and Zac set up camp along the banks of Copper Creek.|
|Peter and Enoch scope out the water supply and look for the best area to hang our bear bags.|
|Burn ban lifted; fire building season begins|
|Enoch at the campfire on night one|
Day 2: Copper Creek to Whatcom Camp follows.