So Guy and I dropped off my car at Sol Duc Hot Springs and drove around to the Bogachiel trailhead where I started up the trail at 6:20 on Sunday evening.
At the trailhead
The lower trail is flat and easy to walk.
Looking up the Bogachiel in the evening light.
I hiked for an hour until I came to a campsite just off the river. It came at just the right time.