IMG Mt. Olympus Summit Climb Itinerary
You will need to arrive in the greater Seattle area or SeaTac Airport no later than the evening prior to your scheduled climb. Lodging this night is at your expense. You will be responsible for transporting yourself the approximately 200 miles (4½ hours driving time) from Seattle to the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center. Best option is probably to make the drive the night prior and either camp out that night or stay at a local motel. IMG will share the group contact list approximately one month in advance and recommends carpooling.
|Day 1:||Meet at the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. for group registration, a quick gear check and distribution of group gear. Hike in approximately 10 miles to camp at Lewis Meadows (1,000'). Dinner and early to bed.|
|Day 2:||Rise early, breakfast and hot drinks and hit the trail again. Climb to high camp at Glacier Meadows (4,300'), only 7 miles but 3,000+ feet of elevation gain.|
|Day 3:||Summit day! Up pre-dawn and head up the glacier. Summit day will be up to 12 hours.|
|Day 4:||Sleep in! Leisurely breakfast and then hit the trail back to camp at Lewis Meadows.|
|Day 5:||Hike the remaining 10 miles out to the trail head. Pack up the vehicles and head to the nearest lunch spot. Return to Seattle.|