Hiking Olympic National Park
by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
© 2015 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Very very nice, but rains a lot. I entered via the Northern enterance, not via the trail described in this report. If you take the trail in this report, be sure you can make it and that you have a tide table.
The only stream water in this area is brown (cedar water) so bring a good filter. If your filter pumps out brown water it was not as good as you thought, but the water will still be drinkable but looks like tea. Beach is beautiful, and very nice campsites.
The Northern enterance is now open with a new trail, and in addition has free daytime parking. If parking overnight pay $10 to the locals to park in their yard.
The trail from Ozette Ranger Station to Cape Alava is very well maintained, and very easy and quite beautiful. It winds through an enchanting forest, passing several fallen trees. We saw a 4-point buck as we meandered back into the forest after crossing both prairies. This is a fabulous trail, and the best part is definitely the end fo the hike as you spy down upon the Flattery Rocks, sea stacks, etc. Get out and hike it!
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