Ascent of Bogachiel Peak on 2011-09-13
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, September 13, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5474 ft / 1668 m|
Ascent Trip ReportForget Hoh Valley. This is what I think is the best hike in Olympic National Park. Interesting waterfalls, dense old growth forest, mountain lakes, long ridge walk with views overlooking the Hoh Valley and the best views of Mt Olympus anywhere, bagged a peak, past glacial tarns, then along the divide overlooking the Seven Lakes Basin, and back down into the valley. And after 19 miles, how better to finish than a shower, a couple soaks in the Sol Duc Hot Springs, another hot shower, and then a good big meal in the same resort. The backpackers can have Hoh Valley all day.
Drove past the resort to the parking lot at the end of the road. Took the Sol Duc Trail to the falls; not very big but an interesting shape nonetheless. Crossed the river to take the Deer Creek Trail up the valley to the south. Really nice old growth forest. Passed Deer Lake, then a bunch of smaller lakes in a bowl, and finally gained the ridge at 4570msl and after 5.4 miles. By the way, I tried this on 7/4/2007, and there was still several feet of snow above 4100msl, where the chain of small lakes are.
But once I gained the ridge, I knew the 2nd try was worth it. Awesome views over the Hoh Valley and especially Mt Olympus.
As you approach Bogachiel Peak, you'll see a good trail fork uphill to the left toward its south ridge. It thins out on the other side of the ridge, but is still the best way up. On top, more great views, this time including the Seven Lakes Basin. On the way down the east ridge, instead of turning right the way you came up, you can keep going straight along the ridge, and rejoin the High Divide Trail in about 0.2 mile. This will cut off about 1.3 miles and 400 feet of gain from my route. But I wanted to hike down past Hoh Lake to get a view directly into the valley. When I got to Hoh Lake overlook, I decided it was too far and probably not worth it, and returned to the divide.
Continued east on the High Divide Trail and its magnificent views on each side. When you see Heart Lake on the left (can't mistake it), look for the trail descending from the ridge to the right side of the lake. From there, just follow the Sol Duc Trail back to the trailhead.
The Sol Duc Hot Springs resort is worth a trip on its own. Clean showers and clean developed pools ($8-12), and a nice restaurant ($25-40).
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||4541 ft / 1384 m|
| Elevation Loss:||4541 ft / 1384 m|
| Distance:||19 mi / 30.6 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Elevation Gain:||3737 ft / 1139 m|
| Extra Loss:||178 ft / 54 m|
| Distance:||8.3 mi / 13.4 km|
| Route:||Sol Duc, Deer Lake, High Divide, SW Face, Bogachie|
| Trailhead:||Sol Duc TH 1915 ft / 583 m|
| Time Up:||4 Hours 1 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||4363 ft / 1330 m|
| Extra Gain:||804 ft / 245 m|
| Distance:||10.7 mi / 17.2 km|
| Route:||Bogachiel Peak, SW Face, High Divide, Sol Duc Trai|
| Trailhead:||Sol Duc TH 1915 ft / 583 m|
| Time Down:||4 Hours 29 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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