Day 1: An unassuming start at Deer Park.
Glimpses through the trees of the Olympic interior.
Looking to the north sometimes revealed the Pacific, the contrast from high to low.
Making ground on day hikers going up.
Looking back as the view opens up.
The mountains start to reveal themselves in panorama.
Grand Valley below.
The trail keeps skipping along the ridge while diving into small groves.
Steeps chutes in full view.
Plenty of wildflowers in the easy scree trail.
Still going up!
Pretty sure that is Hurricane Ridge road.
Lakes high up the Grand Valley.
Mt. Olympus is unmistakable.
Destination: Obstruction Point!
Time to go back and see it in reverse.
A scenic saddle tends to draw hikers.
Probably the high point of the trail.
The trail unwinds itself ahead.
Day 2: Finding the Barnes Creek trail.
Beautiful Lake Crescent.
Trail to Barnes Creek!
Quick loop to see Marymere Falls.
Well worn log bridges.
Trail detritus on the wetter side.
Devil's Club. Impressive spines on the stalk!
Wet trails are incomplete without banana slugs.
After a very long climb up, there is a brief opening in the trees.
About 2 miles from the Divide. I took one last look at Barnes and turned around.
Upper Barnes Creek.