In August of 1996, some friends
and I traversed the Olympics from west to east. We entered via the Hoh
river trail and departed through the Dosewallups. The hike took nine days
and we covered about 80 miles, including four passes...
A deer sharing the trail on the way up to
On the way, we camped at Glacier Pass (left)
on Mt Olympus, then made our way past Camp Pam (center) and up to Blizzard
We camped at Dodwell-Rixon Pass (left) then worked
our way into the Elwha Basin, stressing the word "worked". I'm finally
nearing Hayden Pass (right), the last rise before our descent into the
Dosewallups river basin.