My best friend is coming out to washington in mid june, and we are planning on doing a backpacking trip to Olympic national park. I have figured out a route that I would like to try, but it might be a bit early for some of the passes.
Some years back I crossed the peninsula from the quinault river drainage, over anderson pass and hiked out the dosewallips trail. Now, I think I heard somewhere that the dosewallips road has been washed out for a couple of years, making me think that the dosewallips river valley is going to be pretty empty, and I was thinking about hiking in through the south unit of the buckhorn wilderness, over marmot and constance pass, back up over anderson pass into the enchanted valley, and then coming out on the quinault side.
I'm beginning to think mid to late june might be a bit to early for constance pass, so has anyone been out to the olympics this winter and taken a look at the snowpack, and has anyone tried a similar route at a similar time? I might have to go with something else or bring snowshoes, which I am loath to do at that time of year