The Dosewallips Region of Olympic National Park
The Dosewallips region of Olympic National Park encompasses the middle/eastern section of the Olympic Range. Dissecting this area are the two main forks of the Dosewallips River; the main fork Dosewallips River(coming in from the northwest), and the West Fork Dosewallips River(coming from the west on the Anderson Massif). In between these two rivers is the sizable drainage of Silt Creek, which cuts a steep valley roughly between the Anderson Massif/Diamond Mountain group and Thousand Acre Meadow/Wellesley Peak group.
Though this area has become more and more popular with hikers in the last few decades, there still are many areas of remote beauty to be explored. Many of the mountains in this region range from simple scrambles to more technical rock or ice climbs. However, there is enough of a variety of climbing to be found that hikers of varying skill can feel challenged.
The northern edges of the Dosewallips Region are drier and the rock tends to be more loose and fragile. While on the southern edges the meadows and slopes are more lush and rock tends to be somewhat more sound.