Forum Index > Trip Reports > Olympics Grand Loop & Pacific Northwest Trail  July 2018
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
Snuffy
Member
Member


Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 216 | TRs
Location: Everett, WA
Snuffy
  Top

Member
PostMon Nov 19, 2018 6:27 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
We had planned to be over on the east side for our annual backpacking trip but 90 degree weather had us on a ferry to the peninsula for walk up permits instead.  First in line and not heading to the High Divide meant no problem getting what we wanted.  I wanted to do more of the PNT but my friend drew the line at 40 miles.  lol.gif

Would definitely add an day or two next time, doing Lost, Cameron and Grand in one day didn't leave much time for an afternoon nap.  And thank goodness there was some snow near Obstruction, that last day was pretty dry.  Wrote up a trip report and put together a fun little video, enjoy! 

https://www.musthikemusteat.com/olympic-peninsula/deer-grey-wolf-lost-cameron-grand-pass-loop/

--------------
You don't find yourself standing at the top of a mountain without having started out in the valley.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Nancyann
Member
Member


Joined: 28 Jul 2013
Posts: 1376 | TRs
Location: Sultan Basin
Nancyann
  Top

Member
PostWed Nov 21, 2018 6:34 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I really enjoyed your trip report and video, snuffy! You traveled through so many beautiful areas in those four days, and enjoyed good weather the entire time! I didnít realize that was where the PNT goes at the western end. We really enjoyed traveling on the PNT when we did part of the Boundary Trail through the Pasayten this past summer.
I also checked out your other trip reports on your blog and discovered you explored a lot of cool places in 2018! up.gif
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Hesman
Member
Member


Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 663 | TRs

Hesman
  Top

Member
PostWed Nov 21, 2018 7:42 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
It is always nice to see a trip report for this loop. It is my favorite loop in the Olympics. Iíve been thinking of doing it again next year since it has been 10 years since I last did it.

I know Iíll probably get some grief for spilling the beans about the following, but if you do it again, a side trip to Cedar Lake is well worth it.

--------------
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. - Abraham Lincoln
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. - Dr. Seuss
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
Snuffy
Member
Member


Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 216 | TRs
Location: Everett, WA
Snuffy
  Top

Member
PostWed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Thank you, Nancy Ann! It was a good year, between visiting Colorado twice, Utah and Arizona plus all the beauty up here, itís hard to decide which was my favorite.

Iím looking forward to seeing you again at the potluck and I think we have a PCT talk to chat about. Maybe after the weekend? 🙂

--------------
You don't find yourself standing at the top of a mountain without having started out in the valley.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Nancyann
Member
Member


Joined: 28 Jul 2013
Posts: 1376 | TRs
Location: Sultan Basin
Nancyann
  Top

Member
PostWed Nov 21, 2018 8:30 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Yes, letís talk early next week. smile.gif  up.gif
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Snuffy
Member
Member


Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 216 | TRs
Location: Everett, WA
Snuffy
  Top

Member
PostThu Nov 22, 2018 9:46 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Hesman, missing Cedar Lake was the reason I would add another day or two to the loop. We had intel it was a bit of a bushwhack we wouldnít be able to in a few hours! Glad to know it would be worth it. 🙂

--------------
You don't find yourself standing at the top of a mountain without having started out in the valley.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
wanderwild
Member
Member


Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Posts: 304 | TRs
Location: Seattle, WA
wanderwild
  Top

Member
PostFri Nov 23, 2018 12:07 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I did this loop just a few days before you, July 20-22 parking at Obstruction. Doing it in 3 days, adding Cedar Lake, and with a weird sprained knee tendon to boot - was hard, to say the least. Bushwacking the last bit into Cedar Lake in pain with a full blown limp after starting at Obstruction that day definitely made me feel "alive".

--------------
"Whatever your mountain, climb on."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
lookout bob
WTA proponent.....



Joined: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 2744 | TRs
Location: wta work while in between lookouts
lookout bob
  Top

WTA proponent.....
PostSun Nov 25, 2018 7:53 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Great report Snuffy!   Really liked the video with the catchy music!! up.gif  up.gif  cool.gif

--------------
"Altitude is its own reward"
John Jerome ( from "On Mountains")
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Snuffy
Member
Member


Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 216 | TRs
Location: Everett, WA
Snuffy
  Top

Member
PostSun Nov 25, 2018 5:14 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Lookout Bob,
I'm so glad you liked it!  It is even fun for me to go back and watch the video and remember how much fun we had.  smile.gif

--------------
You don't find yourself standing at the top of a mountain without having started out in the valley.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
markweth
Member
Member


Joined: 08 Feb 2017
Posts: 88 | TRs
Location: Montana
markweth
  Top

Member
PostMon Nov 26, 2018 9:48 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Great trip report and brought back some wonderful recent memories for me.

I hiked approximately the same loop late last August over 5 days, with side trips to Cedar Lake (where I camped the first night, starting from Deer Park) and then spending two nights at Dose Meadows with a day hike to Mt. Sentinel, Hayden Pass, and Thousand Acre Meadows. There are also some neat small waterfalls in the Dosewallips River behind the Dose Meadows campsite that I spent some time appreciating.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Trip Reports > Olympics Grand Loop & Pacific Northwest Trail  July 2018
  Happy Birthday Kathleen, eplanajr, Pepper!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy