Grand Valley Professional Review and Guide
"A necklace of sparkling alpine lakes adorn bold mountain faces that span this mile-high valley. Wildﬂowers, old growth, alpine tundra, deer, bears, marmots—they’re all here in this outdoor cathedral, a grand valley indeed. Your ticket into this wild kingdom comes at minimal cost—the trail is mostly downhill. You pay the piper on the way out on a grueling ascent.
Bursting with ﬂowers and teeming with wildlife, this valley is neglected by those in a hurry to get to Grand Valley. Don’t expect any badgers, though—it was named after a ranger’s horse. There are endemic Olympic marmots, however—close enough.
Dogs are prohibited."