N Fork Skokomish – July 4, 2016

Bridge over Slate Creek, North Fork Skokomish trail, Olympic National Park
Bridge over Slate Creek, North Fork Skokomish trail, Olympic National Park

This is the bridge over part of Slate Creek, near the trailhead.

In “the old days”, the continual washouts in this area created constant headache for maintaining the 4 miles of road up the valley to the Flapjack Lakes trail junction. I remember driving this road in the 60’s. The trail doesn’t look much like a roadbed anymore, but a lot of it is very rocky and un-trail-like as a result.

Jeff and Allan, looking like hikers
Jeff and Allan, looking like hikers

It was real busy on the trail up to the junction with the Flapjack Lakes trail. Most everyone was heading out at the end of the 3 day weekend. We thought that was a very good sign.

We made pretty good time … we had light packs for just an overnight. We got to Donahue Creek and stopped for filling water bottles and a light snack. A couple came down the trail and offered to take our photo. They were the last folks we saw until we reached Camp Pleasant. At the camp, there was a couple taking a break along the trail… but they soon headed out. We set up camp in the main, large campsite. Two 1 person tents and a tarp.

Camp Pleasant, July 2016
Camp Pleasant, July 2016

 

 

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