Colonel Bob Wilderness - Day Hike

Colonel Bob Trial
Marine layer in old growth forest - ascending from the Colonel Bob trailhead

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Dungeness Adventure - Olympic Peninsula

  The southeast side of the Olympic Peninsula is a lovely area for adventure.  Most of this corner feeds into the Dungeness River drainage.  Unique landscapes and forest can be found here.

  Our original plan had us in the mountainous zone of the Olympic Mountains.  Once we got there, I felt the snow conditions were too dangerous continue forward; on the route in our itinerary.  So we decided to go with a 'plan b walk'.

  This new plan would keep us out of the spring snow and camping in the high Olympic alpine for the remainder of the 4 days in the mountains.  It really worked out for the best and kept us out of spring avalanche danger.

Come alone on this adventure through photography and video.

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Spring rains on the journey into the Olympic Mountains 

Hike Colonel Bob - Olympic Peninsula

  Adventuring up Colonel Bob has been on my list for some time.  Colonel Bob Trail starts near Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula and ascends to the area of several peaks that overlook the southern Olympic Mountains.  I put this hike off for several years, because it did not come very highly recommended by my peers; boy were they wrong.

  This walk has pristine views of the southern Olympic Mountains on a clear day.  There is also no real sign of man in the surrounding area on the landscape.  This is rare for how close it is to roads; giving you a real sense of wilderness.

  Colonel Bob can also be accessed from the Pete's Creek Trailhead on forest service roads.  This makes it popular by hikers in the summer months.  I feel by doing this, you cut the hike short in its full value.

 Back before I was born, the only way to walk up Colonel Bob was from Lake Quinault on the official trail.  To fully embrace this hike; one must come up the way the pioneers once walked.  By doing this you to have the adventure transition from lake, to old growth forest, sub alpine and finally mountainous.

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Wildflowers in Quinault