Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lost Pass, Cameron Pass, Grand Pass

On Monday, drove M. around (blue line below, more or less) to the 2002 washout on the Dosewallips Road. We walked up over the temporary trail to the other side of the washout, we had a little lunch; then I helped her get her pack on, all the straps tightened up. And away she went (pink line, more or less): up the river to Dose Meadow, into the snowy high country, over the passes (1)(2). N.B. will pick her up at Obstruction Point on Friday evening.

The plan. Click for hiking route map.

She's hiking Not Quite UltraLight. Her pack weighed about 28 pounds.

Dosewallips River (Click for larger image.)
On the Up-and-Over Trail past the washout. (Click for larger image.)

4 comments:

IJ said...

That Dosewallips River is sure a reel purdy looking place. Ah well...

Sky said...

brave one - even if i were physically fit i would be too nervous to hike/backpack that far alone.

mb in Port Angeles said...

Too right. Myself I am some decades past my backpack years and I was always always nervous in the back country. I suppose today she is seeing marmots and mountains and great reaches of alpine meadows. Maybe bears, but preferably not. I haven't been able to see on any of the maps where her last camp is to be, that she'll be in tonight. I'll be worried until I hear she is safely back, but I bet she herself will be sad not to be still back there...

mb in Port Angeles said...

And I don't think it's likely she's too alone. It's the height of the season, and the mountains must be full of people making their way from camp to camp in the backcountry. Not so many people going in from Dosewallips, because of the extra 5.5 mles caused by the washout on the road. But once she's back in the alpine country, she won't have it to herself.