I suggested that we start our trail run from the Elwha Ranger Station that sits 400' on the valley floor. Then we venture up to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. This route has the high point of 5,650' with views of the Bailey Range and Port Angeles.
There is currently no fresh snow in the Olympic National Park. We have the back to back warm fronts pushing thru this area to thank for that.
The window of autumn is rapidly closing in the Pacific Northwest; as winter tightens its hold on the mountains. I was anxious to get into the alpine to get the views.
Other parties involved excitingly agreed to my suggestion, but none of them had ever climbed that much trail ascent. We were all in store for a real treat on the legs.
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