Can I say it again, Wow, this has been such a fabulous summer, Ryan and I did a wonderful backpacking trip on the Olympic Peninsula. We hiked out to the Tubal Cain Mine on the Tubal Cain Trail. This is an easy 3 miles out on a relatively flat hike. The hardest part was a little detour we did to see the wreck of a B17 aircraft. Up the Tull Canyon trail....straight up for only .7 of a mile, but it was straight up!!
|Ready for adventure|
|This is the Silver Creek shelter, just a few feet from the Trailhead|
|The first creek crossing, high and dry|
|This bridge doesn't look that great, luckily there was a new one just a few feet away|
|Creek crossing on old mine equipment|
|The mossy creeks were just lovely|
|Mine shaft near the Tull Canyon trail|
|From inside the mineshaft, looking out|
|I brought fixings for chicken tacos! |
|Ryan gives the tacos two thumbs up|
|Hurrah, blueberries for dessert|
|The deer feeding on the blueberries around our campsite|
|It doesn't look that bad in the photo, but that is straight up|
|Debris from the wrecked B17 covers this canyon area and is sometimes hidden by the overgrowth|
|It doesn't look 60 years old|
|this section was at a campsite|
|part of an engine|
|folks have used parts of the Airplane wreck for their campsites|
. We'd like to thank Steve B. for his donation this past week!
I hiked 8 miles and Ryan did about 18 miles. He made a loop by hiking up to Marmot Pass and back down to the Upper Dungeness Trailhead. I hiked out the way we came in (much flatter) and drove over to pick him up!
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