Apr 11, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Duckabush River above 5-Mile Camp, May 2013
Drive: The drive from Olympia North to Dosewallips TH off Hwy 101 is 75 miles and takes about 2 hours.
Gear: 10 essentials and overnight camping gear are required
Carpool: Rendezvous at 9:00 AM. We will carpool to the trailhead. We leave on time and do not wait. Please bring $$ to reimburse drivers.
Backcountry Permit required ($4 per person)
No dogs allowed in National Park
Disclaimer: We will be in the wilderness. Serious injury or death can occur. We are not professional guides nor do we claim to be experts. It is not our responsibility to get you to the listed destination. We hike at our own pace. By attending this hike you are assuming responsibility for your own personal safety and we will not be held responsible.
Duckabush Trail, November 2013
Weather forecast is good (no rain) so I'm heading out for an early spring backpack up the Duckabush River. This is a two-night, three-day excursion of modest proportions. I plan to hike in about eight miles to 8-Mile Camp, a lovely campsite just inside the National Park along the Duckabush River with several thrones cut out of tree stumps (see photo). I'll spend two nights at this campsite with a day hike upstream on Saturday. On Sunday I'll hike out. The campsite is "unimproved" meaning there is no toilet or bear wire. The lower Duckabush Trail is a splendid forest walk along the mighty Duck with a lot of up and down on quality, well-maintained trail. High's in the fifties, lows in the mid-thirties.
Lunch @ Eight Mile Camp - Duckabush River
We do not allow guests on our hikes - you must be a member to join us.
DAY01 - 8 m / 8-mile Camp 4/11/14 FRI
DAY02 - 10 m / 8-mile Camp 4/12/14 SAT
DAY03 - 8 m / TH 4/13/14 SUN