~ Goblins Gate ~
The Elwha Valley was first explored under the command of James Christie in December of 1889. He and six other men were called upon by the Seattle Press newspaper to explore the mystery which wraps the land encircled by the snow capped Olympic range. When the Press Party arrived at these narrow rock walls they were captivated by the many faces of goblins. The party spent January - April 1890, exploring this remote region of what is now the Olympic National Park. In early May, the Press Party, their clothes in tatters and running dangerously low on supplies, crossed Low Divide and headed down the Quinault Valley, reaching the coast on May 20, 1890 after nearly six months in the mountains.