Route: Trailhead To Blue Glacier (Round Trip)

Distance: 36.2 Miles

Days: 3

Longest Day: 17 Miles

Campsites: Martin Creek Stock Camp, Glacier Meadows

Photos: Flickr Set

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When I was little we used to go backpacking a lot. In fact, when I was 6 years old my family made the 26 mile round trip trek into the Enchanted Valley (Olympic National Park). For whatever, reason we stopped going. 24 years later, my dad and me got the itch to throw our packs back on and head into the wilderness once again.

Without any training and with gear from the 80’s we decided that our first backpacking trip should probably be a short overnight trip. After some discussion we went right for a 3 Day, 36 mile hike to the base of Mount Olympus and back.

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