Sore Thumb is a high point in the national forest between Port Angeles and Forks, about 14 miles south from Hwy 101. The turnoff is 25 miles west of Port Angeles, and 4 miles west of Lake Crescent. These pictures are from a ride in June. Sore Thumb, 8 miles distant, in front of Mount Olympus, 26 miles away. This picture was taken from Kloshe Nanitch Lookout about 10 days earlier. Well marked NF-2918 is located about 4 miles west of Lake Crescent on Hwy 101. The route shown is 33 miles total, including a 5 mile side trip down NF-2920. Looking southeast from Kloshe Nanitch Lookout. Sore Thumb is barely visible in front of Mount Olympus, on the right. Hwy 101 is below. NF-2918 heads up the large Sol Duc River valley, beyond the clear cut ridge. South fork of the Sol Duc River, NF-2920 Rockfall on NF-2920, but not a problem. Climbing towards Sore Thumb on NF-2931. Another motorcycle tire track? It was the only other sign of a bike that I noticed while on the ride. The picture I stopped for in the first place. NF-2931 looking north. First glimpse of Sore Thumb from NF-2931. Second glimpse of Sore Thumb from NF-2931. Final ridge visible ahead. NF-2931-200 nearing Sore Thumb. Looking back from the same spot. And looking down on NF-2931 below. Approach to the final ridge before Sore Thumb. End of the road, Mount Olympus ahead in the clouds. NF-2931-200. End of the road, Sore Thumb. Olympics lost in the clouds. Olympic National Park begins on the other side of the near ridge. NF-2918 is blocked about here in the valley below. The visible roads are all inaccessible, at least for large bikes, and I didn't notice any likely single tracks. Looking south from the ridge. Looking west from the ridge. Looking north from the ridge. Looking east from the ridge. I came in from the track at the top right of the map, and departed via the left side, which joined back up with NF-2918 after a mile or so. The original plan was to continue on NF-2920, and connect up with NF-29, the main route west of here. But the road came to a spot, quite passable, but a little too narrow, off-camber, and rough, with a very exposed and steep downside. So I doubled back and went up to Sore Thumb instead. I've been on NF-2918 across the river, but it dead ends almost directly below the end of the road by Sore Thumb high above. Same spot on a clear day last October. Another from last October. Larger versions of these pictures are at: http://scudwest.smugmug.com/Sore-Thumb It's pretty quiet out here. On 2 rides in this area I've encountered a total of 1 parked pickup, and 1 chain gang clearing the road.