Testing Overnight Skills in Rain

Backpacking Quinault Rainforest late autumn, during record setting rains on the Olympic Peninsula. This overnight trip into the Olympic National Park was a perfect chance to test survival skills; well as new overnight gear. The river was running very fast because of all the rain.

 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.

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north fork quinault trial

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north fork quinault river

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camping quinault rainforest

Last updated in August 2015 by Barefoot Jake