United States Enchanted Valley

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

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This is an immensely scenic, 13.5 mile hike up the East Fork Quinault River to a deep valley nestled in the mountains. Along the way the trail passes through groves of ancient trees, over and through creeks and across large meadows. At the time of this writing, the only challenging area was the unbridged crossing of Pyrites Creek at the 9 mile point. The destination is a large meadow where long, lacy waterfalls descend thousands of feet from the snowfields high above. The meadow is known for its huge, historic, cabin which once was used as a hotel. The building was moved away from the eroding river bank in 2014. http://www.wta.org/signpost/watch-the-enchanted-valley-chalet-move-to-safety
Park website:https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/east-fork-quinault-river-trail.htm

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