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PostFri May 25, 2018 10:41 am 
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Hi!

This is my first time going to Olympic National Park. I'd like to hike the High Divide which is a 17 mile loop trail rated as hard. There are occasionally black bears and goats, so it'd be safer for me to hike with a partner rather than solo. I also am open to camping overnight and making it a two-day hike.

Here is trail info:https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/high-divide-seven-lakes-basin-loop

I can rent a car, and we could split the gas costs! Happy to buy us food if you can supply some hiking gear (since I'll be flying out to Seattle from Dallas).

Let me know if this is something you'd be interested in!

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24 years old, female. Athletic. I'll talk about anything and would love to get to know you.
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PostFri May 25, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Be prepared for lots of snow. June 2 is pretty early and that is a very snowy area.  I'll be up there in July and I expect snow, the rangers actually sent me an email warning me about potential snow issues when I got the permit.

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PostFri May 25, 2018 5:01 pm 
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Here is a trip report from late June last year. I would expect more snow than you see here.

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8024600&highlight=seven+lks+basin+lakes

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PostFri May 25, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Be prepared for plenty of snow travel and routefinding.  Bring your skis.
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PostFri May 25, 2018 10:00 pm 
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Also ensure you have permits needed it's a hard area to get them for this late in the game.

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PostSat May 26, 2018 4:17 am 
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Thanks for the heads up on snow! Iíll probably look for a different hike then! Is all of Olympic still pretty snowy or are there good early season hikes to do?
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PostSat May 26, 2018 7:11 am 
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This holiday weekend should generate a lot of trip reports with current conditions.  WTA.Org is a good resource.  The NE part of the peninsula is the least snowy.  For views, Mount Townsend is pretty much snowfree now.  Marmot Pass/Buckhorn Mountain will have some manageable snow.  The same for Hurricane Ridge.  You can string considerable walking in between Hurricane Hill and out along Klahhane Ridge.  Where 90% of park visitors will be, but still very scenic. Tyler Peak/Baldy is more rugged.  The walk south from Baldy on Gray Wolf Ridge is very nice but depends on snow conditions.

You can use the Upper Dungeness Trailhead for a walk up the Dungeness River Valley or up to Royal Basin.  The Dosewallips and Elwha both have road closures so I wouldn't recommend them.  The Hoh is true rainforest, but a longer drive.

It's well worth it to visit the coast.  North from Rialto or either direction from Ozette.  There's construction on Hwy 101 around Lake Crescent west of Port Angeles so that can cause half hour delays on weekdays.

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PostSun Jun 03, 2018 11:09 am 
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Hey, past your date but I am looking for a hiking buddy for the Olympics... I have done the seven lakes but itís been some years. Let me know if u want to schedule a hike sometime!!! 29yo F active

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