Across the Olympics

At the end of July 2017, I took a two-week, 240 mile trip across the Olympic Mountains and back. There’s really no quick or simple way to describe the route, but it can be split into five sections:

  • Southeast: from Lake Cushman, north through the Skokomish, Duckabush, Quinault, and Dosewallips
  • Northeast: from the Dosewallips headwaters over Lost, Cameron, and Grand Passes, over to Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, then down to Lake and Port Angeles
  • Northwest: from Port Angeles all the way up the Elwha, to the headwaters and Martin’s Park
  • Southwest: from the Elwha headwaters across the Queets-Quinault (“Skyline”) Divide, and down to the Quinault confluence
  • South: from the Quinault across Six Ridge back to the Skokomish, and south to Lake Cushman

Olympic NP Loop

Southeast

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Northeast

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Northwest

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Southwest

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South

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