Was lucky enough to make two trips out here during my year in the PNW. First trip up to Bogachiel peak was cut short near the ridge because of a huge black bear..
Started at Sul Duc Falls Trail Head and headed up over Appleton Pass and then descended down to boulder creek camp ground. The camp ground is beautiful. I thought the springs were a little gross, so didn't get in, but the hike was amazing and would love to do it again. 30 miles in 2 days with 8000 ft. of elevation gain.
The olympics are my home. Just ask my significant other...
High Divide and Blue Glacier both years. Mount Olympus 2012.
Really liked the ski touring here, particularly Hurricane Ridge.
One of my favorire spring trails. Loads of snow. I love how remote the area feels. See my TR High Divide and Mount Olympus 2012
i bitched the entire way. my poor father.
I've been to the top of 23+ peaks in the Olympics including the 3 highest. It's one of my favorite ranges.
I've been here a few times now, if it was a little closer to home I would have to visit more often.
Solo climb (unless my dog counts as a partner) of the Valhallas in the Olympics. Not very difficult (an Australian Cattle Dog managed it). Bailed on taking on Mount Olympus due to weather though. Overall awesome trip and a great view!
Lived along the Quinault River, upstream from Lake Quinault, nextdoor to the North Shore Park Ranger Station from 1972 to 1974. Did a lot of the Olympic Park routes then; Low Divide, High Divide, Enchanted Valley, The Elwha, etc. It was a wonderful area to live if you could tolerate over 200 inches of annual rainfall...
One of my favorite. Very green and pretty. Will be back for more!
Would like to spend some more time here.
Hiked some along Hurricane Ridge area and Hoh Rainforest in 2009; this has got to be one of the top 3 diverse parks in the world!
Hurricane Ridge, Hoh rain forest