The Bailey Range's Stephen Basin

Join us while we traverse a section of the Bailey Range for 5 days. This backpacking trip took us into some of the best country the Olympic Mountains have to offer. Walking the divide between the Hoh and Elwha valley, Olympic National Park. Stunning views of Mount Appleton, Mount Olympus, Mount Carrie, Stephen Peak, Mount Ferry, Mount Pulitzer, Mount Scott, Mount Dana and even motor vehicle traffic viewed on Hurricane Ridge.

  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.

Bailey Range Traverse
Day 1:  Bailey Range Traverse

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Stephen Basin on the Hurricane Ridge Webcam

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Evening with Mount Olympus

Day 2

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 Crossing the Cat Walk

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Mount Olympus to Hoh Rainforest

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Hiking Umbrella for shade - broke heat records on the Olympic Peninsula this day

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Ascending Mount Carrie

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Descending Mount Carrie

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Cozy for the night

Day 3

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 One of the many gullies to cross

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Stephen Lake

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Stephen Basin

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Hugging Stephen Peak

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Ridge running above Ferry Basin

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Peaceful camp

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Day 4

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Dropping off of Mount Ferry

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Traversing Ludden Peak

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Looking back to where we walked the day before

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View from camp

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Storm clouds

Day 5

Video from our Trip

Updated by Barefoot Jake in May 2016