More Olympic Mountain Hikes

Many of my longer mountain hikes in the 1970 through 1985 time frame occurred in the eastern Olympic Mountains, often in the Mt. Steel 15 minute quadrangle.  I set an informal goal of hiking all of the major river drainages there.   I think there are some left, but most have no trails.   This group of photos will show a few of our hikes from this period.


This shot shows Mt. Stone as seen from the summit of Mt. Skokomish.   Mt. Stone was to become one of our favorite climbs.   It was also central to a wonderful 1976 cross country trip that took us from Upper Lena Lake to First Divide.


Ron on the summit of Mt. Skokomish.

Lake of the Angels, a frequent camp spot for those climbing Stone or Skokomish.

Camp with morning fog at Lake of the Angels.


Mt. Steel as seen from the top of Mt. Hopper in 1974.


Mt. Mystery from Del Monte Ridge on a 1982 traverse trip with the boys.


Roger and Ron in Gunsight Pass in 1982.


Royal Lake in Royal Basin, a popular rock climbing area.  This was a trip in 2003.


Mt. Mystery as seen from Deception Basin in 2003.  


Mt. Deception viewed from the north ridge on Mt. Fricaba.   The view extends downward to the valley of the Dosewallips.


Looking back up at Gunsight Pass in 2003.  


View south from Sunnybrook Meadows, approaching Constance Pass,  2003.  


Although rare, I have managed to get Shon into the Olympics.   Here, in 1986, we are hiking in the Hurricane Ridge area, looking out toward the Bailey Range.