Hancock Pass was the second and last trail of the day. It was still cloudy, but for the most part we did not get rained on. As we passed the Allie Belle Mine at the start of Hancock Pass it looked smaller then before. It looked like a lot of the second floor had fallen off. We compared it with old pictures we had of the building, and it's definitely falling apart.
Hancock Pass is a long and very bumpy trail. So, we had a slow speed on the way up and back down, but we did enjoy the scenery as we made our way up to the pass. We also took a 360-degree video of part of the trip. Use your mouse to move around the video, or move your cell phone to look around.
Near the top of Hancock Pass the trail did get more difficult but not too hard. We stopped at the sign for the divide to take some pictures. You could see a rock slide on Tomichi Pass. Tomichi Pass is still closed to motor vehicles.
We made our way down to the back side of Hancock Pass. At the start, it was steeper then the side of Hancock Pass that we just went up. We did make it all the way down to the start of Alpine Tunnel access area that was also closed due to avalanche a few years ago. It looked like the hiking trail to the tunnel was still open.
Soon, we were able to make our way back over Hancock Pass to go and stop at Hancock Lake. The trail to Hancock Lake was easy going and stopped a short distance from the lake in a small parking area.
We made our way to the trailhead for Hancock Pass. Then we stopped at the beginning of Grizzly Lake so Niko could see it and drive up the hill climb at the river crossing. Niko made it up the hill with only two tries. Niko was the only one that would go up the obstacle. Then we went to the parking area to air back up and go home.
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