22 miles of hiking • 5750' elevation gain • 1 night
My dad and I hiked the High Divide Loop as an end of the summer season hike. The weather was amazing and the views even more so. We did the loop in two days with a camp at Hoh Lake. We went counter clockwise around the loop, so we could get the major elevation gains on the first day.
As for wildlife we saw a couple bear and a couple bull elk. We missed a herd of elk who were in full rut the night before according to some of the other backpackers we passed near Heart Lake. That would of been pretty special to see and hear.
This trip should be on anyone's list who wants to spend some time in the Olympics. Great hike.