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Monday, April 02, 2007

Olympic Hot Springs Update - Mar 31st, 2007

The road up to Olympic Hot Springs remains closed at the dam due to winter storms. That leaves a hike of around 14 miles round trip.



There are a large number of downed trees across the trail, all navigatable. There is one large one right before the last (highest) springs that is difficult to get over. The stream crossing is navigatable but don't expect to keep your feet dry. There are still patches of snow no deeper than a foot in some places across the trail at the higher altitudes so watch your footing there.



The rockslide before the bridge to the the last incline to the springs (not the last bridge) is a little tricky. The distance of the hike plus this little element might make this hike avoidable for kids. The rope is also gone from the tree that was there to help you keep your footing up or down from the bridge.

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