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Backpack - Gray Wolf–Dosewalips–Cameron Loop

Epic one week trip covering the 5 passes of the North-Central Olympics. Views, berries, wildlife, solitute. Clockwise loop from Obstruction Point to Deer Park, Gray Wolf Pass, Hayden Pass, Lost Pass, Cameron Pass and Grand Pass. Very Challenging.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 65.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 15,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,592 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5 mph

TBD --carpool and ferry so as to get to Port Angeles WIC no later than 9 AM

Preliminary itineray:

Day 1 Obstruction Point TH to Deer Park  and down to the Gray Wolf River and Three Forks camp

Day 2 Three Forks camp to Cedar Lake 

Day 3 Cedar Lake, over Gray Wolf Pass to Dose Meadows camp

Day 4 Spend second night at Dose Meadows, day hike to Hayden Pass, Sentinel Peak and/or 1000 Acre Meadows

Day 5 Head over Lost and Cameron Pass to Upper Cameron camp

Day 6 Upper Cameron down to the  Cameron Creek and up to Grand Pass, camp at Moose or Gladys Lake camps

Day 7 Hike up to Obstruction Point TH, drive home.

Lots of up and down.  More details will be forthcoming.  Participants need to demonstrate excellent conditioning and have completed several prior trips this summer and have completed prior trip of 3 nights or longer. Need to be comfortable with some off-trail wanderings and explorations. Leader's permission required.  E-mail me with your qualifications.   I will be out of internet range 8/12-18.


Gray Wolf–Dosewalips–Cameron Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
  • Food for 7 days
  • Full rain gear and pack cover
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