Olympic winter hikes

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  1. MasterAnglerTaylor

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    What are some of your favorite wintertime day/ overnight hikes in the Olympic mountains? Spring breaks coming up and i just cant decide...
     
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    Elwah River Valley Trail to the Low Divide, you can go N-S or S-N through the whole park. Call the Ranger Station to check snow level and to see if recent trail reports have been filed.
    Dosewallips from the washout all the way into Dose Meadow. This one is about 20 miles since the road has washed out. 5 miles along the gravel road from the washout to the Dosewallips Ranger Station. From Dose Meadow you can go up and over Lost Pass then over to Cameron Pass. You can go over Hayden Pass. Along the Dosewallips trail you'll pass the Grey Wolf Junction trail too. Doubtful that you'll easily ascend and cross any of those pass trails due to snow conditions. It has been a mild winter but you'll still find plenty of snow at the elevation of those passes. If the snow has receeded from Dose Meadow at all you would have a good shot at seeing Olympic Marmots. Just a couple of options thrown out there for you. Whatever you choose, have a great and safe trip.
     
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    Check out Washington Trails Association web site, lots of information there. Don't forget about any of the beach hikes, the coast can be really nice this time of year, and less crowded.
     
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    Ive done the beaches before. Also, looks like next wednesday we are suppost to get a good amount of snow.
     
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    will figure out the snow conditions as we get closer to going
     
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    olympic hot springs.

    take a cute girl....


    its hands down the best winter hike in the olympics, even if it is short.
     
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    also, if u do make it into high country please be careful, avalanches happen.
     
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    o...i got some hot spring stories hahaha. Definatley aware of avalanches.
     
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    when u make it back to the eastside we should try to go fishin sometime man. how are u feeling about WSU. ive spent my fair share at time at that school passing out in dumpsters and the like.
     
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    What all you fish for? WSU is treating me well haha. You go to school in cheney?
     
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    i just fish for trout. i don't go to school currently.