Bailey Range Traverse, Olympic National Park, Jul 26, 2007 - Aug 1, 2007 page 89 / 97
The Big Snow Hump lies at about 3800 feet. This is an area fed by avalanches each season from several of the surrounding peaks. The high avalanche volume fills this area more than any other in the valley, creating a large hill of snow in the middle of the descent. Just prior to reaching the Snow Hump, we had to leave the snowfinger, travel along rock and gravel at the river’s edge, then hop back onto the Snow Hump. We climbed over the Hump and down the other side, staying on the snow until the end of the snowfinger at 3300 feet.