Sep 08, 2012
- Type of Outing
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- Hike: Royal Basin
- Region: Olympics -- East
- Agency: Olympic National Park
- Trails: Royal Basin (#97)
- Avg Rating: 3.45
Campsites at the lake were all filled up, but spaced in such a way as to give privacy. Plenty of deer made themselves at home there too (even a momma and two babies). With a clear night, the stars were out in all their glory. The ranger station emailed the permit to me ahead of time, so we didn't need to go to Port Angeles and back, which was very convenient.
In the morning we raced the fog up to the upper basin for stunning views and some quality time with marmots. The fog cleared out by the time we packed up and were ready to head back down the trail.
Fall colors were just beginning, and are sure to be much more plentiful in a few weeks.