Deer Lake, Olympic National Park

Trip Start Jul 28, 2007
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Trip End Jul 31, 2007


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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

We drove around the peninsula and through several small towns to reach the ranger station just in the nick of time to pick up our bear cans and hit the trail head. 

The trek to deer lake was an awesome workout.  Deer Lake is a 3.8 mile and 1600 feet in elevation from the Sol Duc Trailhead.

It's also the only lake completely melted thus far in the season.  Despite that the river and waterfalls were gushing Deer Lake - http://www.nps.gov/archive/olym/wic/dsoduhidi.htm

Once we got to the lakes and set up camp we were amazed that despite the rain, the insects were rampant.  We immediately setup camp, took shelter under a tree and quickly made up some food and wine before crashing for the night.  Considering it was July it was surprisingly chilly!

The next morning the mosquitos were out-of-control, so after breakfast and little fishing action by Mark we packed up our gear and headed down to the natural hot springs to warm up.  
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