Backpacking the Excessive Divide Path (Seven Lakes Basin Loop) in Olympic Nationwide Park – Bearfoot Idea


The Excessive Divide Path within the Seven Lakes Basin of the Olympic Peninsula is likely one of the most coveted mountaineering and backpacking routes in Washington State.

Stuffed with unbelievable views of jagged Olympic peaks, verdant rainforests, and glistening alpine lakes, this 19-mile loop is often finished as a 1 to 3-night backpacking journey, though some folks do full it as a day hike.

I hosted a Bearfoot Idea group journey on the Excessive Divide Path (additionally referred to as the Seven Lakes Basin Loop) and we spent 4 days tenting and exploring.

Spoiler alert: it was spectacular.

We began within the rainforest and ended up within the excessive alpine with clear views of the glaciers on Mount Olympus and unbelievable fall colours.

On this weblog put up, I recap our expertise backpacking the Excessive Divide and Seven Lakes Path and share vital info for anybody who’s contemplating backpacking this iconic Pacific Northwest path.

Because it goes in the entire locations we share, please follow good path etiquette and bear in mind to Go away No Hint. This implies packing out your entire rubbish, being respectful to others on busy trails, and following the established guidelines. 



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