Most of our hiking trips are 4 day/3night trips for up to 8 guests, 2-3 Guides and 5-8 llamas. Guests enjoy freshly cooked excellent meals. Llamas carry the kitchen, food, safety gear, etc as well as a camp chair and up to 23 lbs of your own personal gear (tent, sleeping bag, clothes, personal effects). The charge for trips is $1640.per guest, which includes sales tax and permit fees. If you think your guide does a good job, gratuity is welcome, but not required.
In the table below a 'spot' means we have room for one human guest. A short description of each trip can be found below this list; for additional information, email us a request for an itinerary.
We begin in an ancient temperate old growth forest, following the Quinault rainforest. Elk, kingfishers and many other wildlife sightings are common, especially in the morning. Anglers can enjoy fishing for Summer Steelhead Dolly Vardens or Sea Run cuthroat in the Quinault river. On day 2, we cross the river on a log bridge and enter the Enchanted Valley and visit it's Ghost Chalet. Depending on rainfall, up to seven different waterfalls can be seen at once. For those desire to climb into the alpine, can enjoy thee different high passes with meadows that directly accessible from the valley.
Typical day: 5 miles with 700 foot gain or loss.
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Spectacular alpine scenery. with meadows and lakes above treeline. Like the Enchanted Valley this is a scenic highlight of the Olympic National Park. We typically visit in August, when black bears can been seen grazing on blueberries and Mt. Olympus's snow glistens under blue skies. Due to it's alpine character, only a limited number of overnight camping permits are offered by the park on this route, but we take care of that. Llamas, which are mountain animals, step and graze lightly on the land and are allowed up here in places where horses are not.
Typical daily distance: 5 miles, with 2000 ft gain or loss.
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Highlights include the liberated river, the parks mules, historic wilderness log cabins, Goblins Gate” a suspension bridges and a range of great day hiking options. Typically sunny, with cool breezes and largely insect free. Total hiking mileage 26 miles or more if you want. Elevation Gain: 1700 feet or more if you want due to a range of day hiking options. Generally similar to: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/elwha-river
We begin in an ancient temperate old growth forest, the ecosystem with more total life than almost anywhere else on earth. We then climb above timberline, where we camp and dine in the high mountain meadows above. These meadows are favorite of humans and llamas alike. If you have four days or more, we can make it all the way to the Blue Glacier and Mt Olympus. Alternatively, we can fly or gear fish for Summer Steelhead in the Hoh river. Typically 5+ days due to the distance(s) involved.