Big Hump on the Duckabush River

Monday, December 31, 2007
Category: Hiking

Although covered in snow the Duckabush River trail (#803) to Big Hump turned out to be a great winter hike. The snow was only a few inches deep so simple waterproof hiking boots were all that was needed. Located on Forest Service road 2510 in the Hood Canal District of the Olympic National Forest the trail is easily accessed from US Highway 101. From the parking lot the trail to Big Hump is about 4 miles, however, more than half of that distance has little elevation gain and what you do gain on the way up Little Hump you lose going down to the Duckabush river before beginning the ascent up Big Hump. Take a minute to enjoy the banks of the Duckabush River just before the elevation gain to Big Hump begins (~1,500).

(December 29th, 2007)

Winter River. For some reason this photo has the feeling of an oil painting. Is it just me?

Winter River. For some reason this photo has the feeling of an oil painting. Is it just me?

View from Big Hump on the Duckabush River, Olympic National Forest.

View from Big Hump on the Duckabush River, Olympic National Forest.

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