The trail was relatively
flat, gaining only 500 feet or so in the 10.5 miles we hiked to Lewis Meadow.
After Elk Lake at about 15 miles, the trail vaulted upward to Glacier Meadows on
Mt. Olympus, but we didn't go that far. This turned out to be good, since
the Olympus Guard Station at 9.1 miles had a sign posted "Wasps very active
along trail near Elk Lake"!