Backpack - Hoh River to Glacier Meadows

Hoh River to Glacier Meadows

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10:00 AM at Hoh Visitor Center
The Hoh River trail to Blue Glacier on the edge of Mount Olympus is a classic Washington hike and one of my favorites. The first 12 miles or so are basically flat. By taking 4 days / 3 nights, the pace can be moderate and one can truly relax and enjoy the rain forest and all its beauty. Starting from the Hoh visitor center, we walk through dense rainforest, rarely loosing sight (and sound) of the Hoh River, at about 12 miles we start a gradual climb out of the rainforest to secluded Elk Lake. Other than by air, the only views of Mt. Olympus are from the Blue Glacier, the destination of this excursion. Total trip distance is 36 miles, and about 5000 feet of gain, the majority of the elevation gain being after the 12 mile point.
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