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Grand Valley and Grand Pass Loop Professional Review and Guide
"Grand is such an extreme superlative that only a handful of places in this country really qualify: Arizona’s Grand Canyon and Wyoming’s Grand Teton are at the top of the list. Perhaps not quite in the same league, but still on that list (which is really saying something), is Olympic National Park’s Grand Valley. After a view-packed ramble along a high alpine ridge, the trail to this beauty spot plunges more than 1,600 feet down to the valley floor with its string of sparkling lakes, pretty stream, gorgeous meadows, and excellent campsites. Once in this mountain paradise, you can take a rugged but rewarding side trip to the stupendous viewpoint at Grand Pass before returning on a loop via the wildflower haven of Badger Valley."
--Douglas Lorain, Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press).
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