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By Erik Molvar

This up to date variation of Hiking Olympic nationwide Park good points sixty six of the best trails in and round the park plus forty extra path concepts all through northwest Washington’s wonderful panorama. those trails crisscross the park’s desolate tract surroundings, stretching from the shorelines of the Pacific to the guts of the Olympic Mountains. even if you opt a strenuous backpacking journey over glacier-clad mountains or a brief walk via a temperate rain woodland, veteran path consultant and writer Erik Molvar offers the entire info you must utilize mountaineering the Olympic Peninsula.

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A landslide beginning deals one final glimpse of the lesser peaks that line the top of the Duckabush Valley. quickly later on the path drops right into a stand of old-growth conifers to fulfill the Duckabush River path simply above top Duckabush Camp. Hike forty three The North Fork of the Skokomish 04 HK OLY NP 119-165. indd 157 157 1/21/08 1:57:50 PM Key issues zero. zero North Fork Skokomish trailhead. 1. zero Junction with Rapids Loop bridge path. undergo correct. three. five Junction with Flapjack Lakes path. maintain going directly. five. three Junction with titanic Log Camp spur and Black and White manner path. continue going directly. five. 6 Bridge over North Fork of the Skokomish. Junction with Six Ridge path. flip correct. 7. five path crosses 8 circulation. nine. 2 path crosses 9 move. 9 flow Camp. eleven. three undergo Camp. 12. four Junction with Mount Hopper means path. remain left. 12. 6 path crosses First Divide. thirteen. 2 Junction with spur to domestic candy domestic meadows. via site visitors undergo left. 15. 1 Junction with Duckabush River path. forty four Flapjack Lakes A 7. 4-mile backpack from the Staircase Ranger Station to Flapjack Lakes. hassle: reasonably strenuous. path style: Foot. top season: Early June to mid-October. Elevation achieve: 3,120 toes (to Flapjack Lakes). Elevation loss: 60 toes (to Flapjack Lakes). greatest elevation: 3,900 ft (Flapjack Lakes). Topo maps: Mount metal; customized right Mount Skokomish–Lake Cushman. discovering the trailhead: From Hoodsport, force west on Lake Cushman highway previous Lake Cushman country Park. flip left onto wooded area highway 24 and force 6. 6 miles to the Staircase Ranger Station. stick to the paved highway uphill from the station to the North Fork trailhead. The Hike This renowned path climbs to a chain of alpine lakes that sprinkle the excessive cabinets round Mount Gladys. The Flapjack Lakes tenting quarter has bought such heavy use that rehabilitation efforts were undertaken to revegetate the trampled spots, and the constrained allows required for tenting listed here are issued on the Staircase Ranger Station. Gladys Divide makes an excellent facet journey from the Flapjack Lakes, and the Black and White Lakes path deals a extra wild and distant vacation spot. The trek starts off within the lush bottomland wooded area of the North Fork of the Skokomish and follows the path of an identical identify alongside the river. After 1. five miles the wooded area is changed by means of the mournful panorama created by means of the Beaver fireplace in 1985. The Flapjack Lakes path departs from the valley backside at a junction simply past the northern 158 mountaineering Olympic nationwide Park 04 HK OLY NP 119-165. indd 158 1/21/08 1:57:50 PM 0 Flapjack Lakes 1 2 Miles Ham mer Cr. Mt. Henderson Smith Lake Camp friendly Darky Mine Seven circulation Ford great Log Black and White Lakes Donahue Cr. Mt. Gladys Gladys Divide 6104' Mt. Cruiser M North Flapjack Lakes ne eli advert . Cr Six circulate 5868' For okay Mt. Lincoln Sk okay om ish ve re St am Fi Riv Fou rS trea m er forty four Staircase fringe of the burn. It ascends via a montane woodland underlain through a dense development of shrubbery. Its leader part is salal, whose berries have been as soon as thought of by means of a few coastal tribes to be meals healthy for chieftains.

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