I left Burlington Sunday morning and went biking on the Centennial trail. It was a nice trail but not a destination trail. I saw a lot of people on it and it reminded me of the Military Ridge trail near Madison. One interesting part was a series of signs that told a story at a trailhead which I captured in the full photo album. After spending the night in a hotel it was now time for Olympic park I caught a ferry which split up the drive nicely and offered some great views.

Sol Duc Valley

I arrived on Monday to set up camp at the Sul Duc Valley aria of Olympic National Park. it was beautiful. I did a 6 mile hiking loop to a waterfall the first day. Day 2 started with soaking in the hot springs for an hour before a 7 mile round trip hike to Mink Lake. The hike up was very steep and I ascended 1500 feet up over 2.8 miles. The trail was in excellent shape but was very rocky and the hardest climb I’ve done yet.  I was treated with a magnificent look at  Mink Lake which I took in for a bit before descending back. When I returned I stopped at the hot springs again and soaked for an hour before ending the evening. 

Next stop is a drive  to the Hurricane Ridge area of the park where I am writing this and will spend a few days

Centennial Trail – https://photos.app.goo.gl/SJJsSmoTMFbSghtEA

Sol Duc Valley – https://photos.app.goo.gl/KqGa51SW1SfD6CiP7


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  1. Hey Bart,
    Glad to see you made it to the Sol Duc area in MONP. It’s a personal favorite place of mine. I think you can see why.

    1. Todd, the park was great. Thanks for all the suggestions you gave me before I left. I have them pinned on my map and will be visiting many of them.

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