After two days of hiking with our full packs, we enjoyed a day of hiking with minimal weight. We spent a few hours hiking up the valley into the meadow areas created and maintained by winter avalanche activity. It was late enough in the year that the only flowers were those growing in moist areas along streams … or a few scattered columbine here and there.
The Press Party Point (final image) is our reference to one of the iconic photos from the Press Party Expedition … one of the first (non-native) traverses of the Olympic Mountains back in the 1890’s.
Lovely photos, looks like a beautiful day and a great spot to camp.
Thanks. It is one of my favorites.
The hills are steeper these days, though. Not sure where the Park gets all the extra dirt to make them higher and steeper, but they manage to do that somehow.
I know what your saying 🙂 Worth the extra effort though because the view is even better 😀