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Day 1

End of road to Big Timber


Breakfast at Denny's before hike


At the Dosewallips trailhead, ready to go. Lots of big logs laying around


What's now the trail was formerly a road, but it was closed in 2004 after a washout Lots of areas with dead trees


Interesting rocks


Since this was a road, there were old road signs - DO NOT STOP VEHICLE ON STEEP GRADE


Volunteer Ranger Ray hikes these trails frequently, and gave us some information about the nearby fires which we smelled. Kelly, exceeding the speed limit


Our first lunch, at a former car campground An old bear locker. I wish all the campsites had these, would have saved us having to carry the heavy bear vaults.


Finally, after 5.5 miles of walking caused by the washed out road, we reach the trailhead. Lots of neat little bridges, often of different designs


The Dosewallips river is far, far below us


Beautiful mossy area At the Big Timber campsite, Jean and Kelly braved the icy waters to bathe.


First time, setting up my tent for real


Our camp Purifying water
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