Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition
by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
Lower half of trail was damp and cool. Upper half of trail still had a bit of snow. Snow was falling off the trees in small chunks like hail. Wonderful hike.
This hike is not technically difficult. It is just brutally steep. The hike is an out and back. 100% up hill on the way up and 100% downhill coming back. The view from the top is impressive, though limited by trees and growth. Mostly the view is to the northwest over the valley. There is one very small view of Hood Canal on the hike. You can also drive to the top for the view. Even with the drive up option the viewpoint and trail were not crowed (I saw 5 people on my hike).
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