Hoh River


Backpack - Hoh River

Early season trip to the awesome rainforest. Wildlife and gorgeous greenery await. Likely to see elk and possibly bears.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5 MPH

TBD, early Friday Morning.  Taking the ferry over from Seattle area--likely the Edmonds-Kingston Route.  More info as we get closer.

We will hike in about 9  miles the first day and camp for two nights along the river.  On the off day, Saturday, we will explore another 10-15 miles RT further up the Hoh with day packs. Should be crisp with possible snow on the ground.  
Will make some nice fires. There is an $8/night/person fee for the ONP permit plus part of the reservation fee. This trip is weather dependent.  Some rain/showers is to be expected.  May need to postpone to another weekend, cancel or make other adjustments if it is a total rainforest.  I did the Bogachiel River Backpack same time last year and it was awesome fun.   More information as we get closer.

Leader's Permission Required:  Please let me know you are in condition for this early season trip.  Please explain what you have been doing outdoors or indoors over the winter that shows you are up for this trip.  All participants must explicitly agree to follow a strict personal hygiene protocol, and not have been sick within the last week or caring for or have sick members in their household.  Thanks. Rob


Hoh River

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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 or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
  • Complete raingear and pack-cover
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