Route: Trailhead To Blue Glacier (Round Trip)
Distance: 36.2 Miles
Longest Day: 14.8 Miles
Campsites: Lewis Meadows, Martin Creek
Ever since my Dad and I went up the Hoh River Trail in 2011 we have wanted to go back. My brother has spent the last four years in Japan for work and has been home visiting for the last couple of weeks, He wanted to do a backpacking trip with us.
We debated between heading into the Enchanted Valley or, if the conditions allowed, doing a trip up the Hoh River Trail to the Blue Glacier. Everything seemed to fall into place when the ladder that the park installs during the non-winter months to assist hikers down a large avalanche chute was installed for the season a few days before our trip was due to begin. With the ladder in place and decent enough weather forecasted we decided that the Hoh River Trail trip was a go.
We piled into the car and drove the 3 hours to the Hoh Visitor Center and got our permits.