Wednesday, August 29, 2012

High Divide

We hiked a trail in the Olympic National Park, Seven Lakes Basin and the High Divide. Made the loop in three nights, though it could have easily been done in less. As always in the backcountry, it's easy to marvel at the trail systems we have access to, many people are not quite so lucky. What a luxury to put some food and gear into a backpack and walk into the hills. There's just something about them hills.

Lake Crescent. Always a beauty.
Matt and the Blazer.
The afternoon sun filters in through the old growth.
Luke, pitting his concentration against the mosquitos.
Fauna. Flora.
The trail offers bounty for the senses, soak it in.
The High Divide. Bogachiel Peak on the left.
Matt and his mat, having an afternoon slide.

Mount Olympus.
Max, Rafaela, Matt, and Luke.
Don't look down.
Sol Duc Falls.
Sol Duc River and a small tributary.
 Small campfire on the last night. Matt ponders the trail next to this luxury.