Bailey Range Traverse, Olympic National Park, Jul 26, 2007 - Aug 1, 2007 page 23 / 97
After making some dinner, we wandered up the trail. The path led up the ridge of Mt. Carrie perhaps 150 feet then turned south. After squeezing between a small tree and some brush, we abruptly found ourselves in a beautifully green meadow, high above the Hoh, with a magnificent view of Mt. Olympus. The sun was now low enough in the sky, that shadows were long and colors warmer than those we had seen in the mid-afternoon. We walked through the meadow, perhaps a half mile farther, gawking at the heavenly views. Marmots screamed, announcing our arrival to the rest of their clan. Flowers dotted the landscape. A few snowfields were present, but most of this southwest facing slope was uncovered. We took dozens of photographs, then headed back to camp as the evening light slowly died.