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Q2-2018 Hike Schedule

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Q2-2018

(April, May, and June)

4/02    Johnson Creek

                        Doug Smith, Leader

 

4/09    Dosewallips Road to Cascades          

                        Carlyn Syvanen, Leader

 

4/16    Lower Gray Wolf Trail

                        Peg Phillips, Leader

 

4/23    Mount Walker

                        Wyn Abbott, Leader

 

4/30    Dan Kelly Towers

                        Steve See, Leader

 

 

5/07    Little River Trail

                        Gretha Davis and Doug Davis, Leaders

 

5/14    Rhody Tour

                        Judy Farnsworth, Leader

 

5/21    Dungeness Spit Lighthouse

                        Marge Pieratt, Leader

 

5/28    Deer Ridge Trail

                        Doug Smith, Leader

 

 

6/04    Deception Pass North (Whidbey Island) -- Early Departure Of 7:45AM

                        Pat Gritman, Leader

 

6/11    Tubal Cain Trail

                        Pat Cleall, Leader

 

6/18    Joyce-Piedmont Road/Eden Valley Road Key Exchange

                        Steve See and Richard Serkes, Leaders

 

6/25    Marmot Pass Trail

                        Gary Huff, Leader

Upcoming Hike Descriptions

5/21/18 Dungeness Spit To Lighthouse

Hike: Dungeness Lighthouse

 

This hike begins in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge with a 0.5 hike through a tree lined trail down to the beach and the Dungeness Spit. It’s approximately a 5.0 mile hike to the lighthouse where we’ll have lunch before returning to the cars.

 

Date: 5/21/18

Distance: 11.0

Elevation Gain: Negligible 

Hike Leader: Marge Pieratt

                     Pieratts57@wavecable.com

                                           

As always our time and place of meeting are:

  • Meet in the public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.  It's behind the public toilets where classical music is available for your listening pleasure.  Any other sounds you hope are coming from a Spike Jones album.    
  • We will leave at 8:30AM.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $3.
  • If you need any information about the hike or if you have special transportation needs such as being picked up along the route to the trailhead or at a specific location in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

5/28/18 Deer Ridge Trail

Hike: Deer Ridge Trail

 

Our next hike is Deer Ridge (Trail #846). We will begin our hike at Slab Camp where the trail starts its climb to the top of Blue Mountain and Deer Park.  The distance to where Trail #846 comes to a junction with the Three Forks Trail is a total of 5.2 miles.  This is not quite to the summit of Blue Mountain.  Please note that depending on the time of year the trail at the top of Blue Mountain may not be accessible due to snow and ice.  The hike leader will discuss this before leaving the parking lot.

 

Some Ramblers may not want to go all the way to the junction with the Three Forks Trail.  Feel free to go as far as you like, stop for lunch and then return to the cars.  But let the leader or the sweep know what you’re going to do.  The hike leader needs to know where people are.

 

Date: 5/28/18

Distance: 10.7 Miles

Elevation Gain: 3,022’

Hike Leader: Steve Smith

                     smithsinwa@gmail.com

 

As always our time and place of meeting are:

  • Meet at the public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.  It's behind what used to be The Buzz coffee shop.
  • Public restrooms are available.

We will leave at 8:30A.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be 

6/04/18 Whidbey Island/Deception Pass

Early Departure Of 7:45AM

 

Hike: Whidbey Island North (Fidalgo Island)

 

This hike starts and stops just north of Deception Pass on Fidalgo Island.  It will allow hikers to walk by Pass Lake and continue north to enjoy the scenery.  No other details are available. 

 

Date: 6/04/18

Distance: Unknown

Elevation Gain: Unknown

Hike Leader: Pat Gritman

                     pgritman@olypen.com

                    

As always our time and place of meeting are:

  • Meet in the public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.  It's behind the public toilets where classical music is available for your listening pleasure.  Any other sounds you hope are coming from a Spike Jones album.   
  • We will leave at 7:45AM.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be announced on a previous Ramblergram.
  • If you need any information about the hike or if you have special transportation needs such as being picked up along the route to the trailhead or at a specific location in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

6/11/18 Tubal Cain Trail

Hike: Tubal Cain to Copper Creek

 

This is one of the “rhody hikes” on the peninsula meaning that the trail is lined with rhododendron plants almost all the way from the trailhead to Copper Creek.  When in season the visual effect and the fragrance is amazing. 

 

This out-and-back hike takes us on a mild grade past both the Tull Canyon trailhead and the abandoned Tubal Cain Mine across Copper Creek to the campground.  After lunch at the campground we’ll return to the cars. 

 

Date: 6/11/18

Distance: 8.0 Miles 

Elevation Gain: 1,260’

Hike Leader: Pat Cleall

                     pjc@olypen.com                                  

                                         

As always our time and place of meeting are:      

  • Meet at the public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.  It's behind what used to be The Buzz coffee shop now a bakery.
  • Public restrooms are available.
  • We will leave at 8:30AM.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $3.

If you need any information about the hike or if you have special transportation needs such as being picked up along the route to the trailhead or at the Haggen parking lot in Port Angeles, please contact

6/18/18 Joyce-Piedmont Road/Eden Valley Road Key Exchange

Hike: Joyce-Piedmont Road to Eden Valley Road Key Exchange

 

This is a hike on the Olympic Adventure Route which is part of the Olympic Discovery Trail.  Until recently it hasn’t been available due to logging, but it’s now open from one road to the other.

 

This is a walk in the woods with several small stream crossings.  Where needed there are bridges so there should be no concern about getting your boots wet.  There will be several logging roads to be crossed but there is rarely any traffic on these remote roads.

 

There is a variety of open areas offering wonderful views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and other points north. 

 

Date: 6/18/18

Distance: 13.4 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,585’

Hike Leaders: Steve See at stevesee@ymail.com

                       Richard Serkes at rserkes@mac.com

                    

As always our time and place of meeting are:

  • Meet in the public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.  It's behind the public toilets where classical music is available for your listening pleasure.  Any other sounds you hope are coming from a Spike Jones album.   
  • We will leave at 8:30AM.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $3.
  • If you need any information about the hike or if you have special transportation needs such as being picked up along the route to the trailhead or at a specific location in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

6/25/18 Marmot Pass

Hike: Marmot Pass

 

The following hike description comes from the Washington Trails Association.  If you’re not a member you should be.

Don't leave Marmot Pass – Upper Big Quilcene off your list of must do hikes on the Olympic Peninsula, and don't be scared off by the nearly 3500 feet of elevation gain in a little over 6.25 miles. The trail is in great condition and the longest section of steeper trail is only three-quarters of a mile.

The trail starts out rolling through forest for the first mile and a half. The small, steep sections are balanced out by level parts perfect for built-in water or snack breaks. After about 3.5 miles, the trail's grade increases, and you will hike steeply for about three-quarters of a mile and then the rest is gentle to the pass.

You start in mysterious forest and hike for 2.5 miles through enormous cedars and hemlocks, old-growth standing silently while the Big Quilcene River babbles along beside you. At Shelter Rock Camp at 3600 feet of elevation, you'll leave the river and begin climbing to Camp Mystery, found at about 5300 feet, 4.5 miles in. Past Camp Mystery you'll hike through a meadow and then up another rise to a second meadow that gives you the view of your goal–the pass. 

The pass is home to the junction with the Tubal Cain Trail. A right on Tubal Cain takes you to Buckhorn Lake Camp and the other direction heads to Boulder Camp and a junction to the Dungeness Trail. If you are feeling like bagging a quick summit, the summit of Buckhorn Mountain is attainable in just one mile, but with 900 feet of elevation gain.

Date: 6/25/18

Distance: 11.5 Miles

Elevation Gain: 3,489’

Hike Leader: Gary Huff

                     glhuff2@olypen.com

 

As always our time and place of meeting are:

  • Meet in the public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.  It's behind the public toilets where classical music is available for your listening pleasure.  Any other sounds you hope are coming from a Spike Jones album.   
  • We will leave at 8:30AM.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $3.

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