Location: Olympic National Park, Washington
Round trip/Gain: 9.2 miles/100ft
Permit: Olympic National Park entrance fee or America the Beautiful pass
This trail is so cool! It’s a perfect triangle 3x3x3 (& some change) miles. 6 miles of boardwalk trail through forest and meadows and a sandy, rocky ocean-side stretch. It’s mostly flat, but the sand section, with log scrambles, killed my feet. I saw a lot of people suffering through it.
Another popular backpacking trail, ideal for a new backpacker. I definitely wanted to post-up after the sand part. There are petroglyphs, too! Of vulvas!
I've hiked more than eighteen miles in the last two days. My body feels like one big expletive, but my mind is humming, crystal clear joy. It's my third time on the Olympic Peninsula in the last four months. The trail I did today, the Ozette Triangle Loop, is one of those trails you do and never forget. . #ozettetriangle #capealava #unlikelyhiker #itakethelongway