Press Expedition Traverse Elwha to North Fork Quinault

Mount Carrie, Washington 98621

Press Expedition Traverse Elwha to North Fork Quinault

Press Expedition Traverse: Elwha to North Fork Quinault Professional Review and Guide

"Hike across the Olympic Peninsula into the heart of the park, retracing the route of the famed 1889–90 Press Expedition, a group of hardy souls commissioned by the Seattle Press newspaper who became the fi rst humans to cross the Olympic Mountains. The Press Party— with their four dogs, two mules, and 1500 pounds of gear—took six months to make the journey, but you should be able to comfortably traverse the Olympics in four to six days. Enjoy splendid river scenery, lush rain forest, historical cabins and relics, and perhaps a side trip or two to some hidden wonders."

Press Expedition Traverse: Elwha to North Fork Quinault Reviews

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7/12/2018
This trail is best tackled as a backpacking/hiking expedition which takes about 4-5 days depending on your speed. This has to be one of the most peaceful places in the country. The scenery is beautiful with deep green forests, creeks and rivers, and some stunning mountain vistas.
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Trail Information

Mount Carrie
Nearby City
44.5
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Jun–Oct
Season
Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 133S
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