The trail in was mostly flooded on the way in, because of all the rainfall in the month of October - November. This made for interesting walking; knee deep freezing cold water in places.
I was joined by a old friend from this city. This was his first backpacking trip, ever. I'm certain this adventure will never be forgotten in his mind.
Ten Essentials & Suggestions
- Navigation - Compass
- Sun and rain protection - Umbrella
- Illumination - Headlamp
- First-aid - Kit
- Tools - Knife
- Extra Food - Candy bars, ect.
- Hydration - Filter attached to large recycled water bottle
Need something to put it all in? This is the pack I use.
Walking across the Olympic National Park from the north near Hurricane Ridge. We would backpack south through the Olympic Mountains using a custom route. Our path would include 2 days of off trial travel, intersect the Pacific Northwest Trail for a full day, sleeping on the shoulder of the Bailey Range and then continue southbound into the Quinault Rainforest; using a mostly high route.
Join our 10 day adventure, told through photography and video.
Editors Warning: Map reading, route finding and compass required. Several of the days include a traverse that require basic mountaineering skills. It is not suggested for someone that does not feel comfortable with exposer or leaving a trail.
|Second day off trail|
Editors Warning: Map reading, route finding and compass required. This traverse has several points where a fear of heights is not welcomed. There are also several bad gully crossings; a slip would be fatal. Rock scrambling and glacier travel skills are also required.
|Day 1: Bailey Range Traverse|