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Q1 - 2019 Hike Schedule

Ramblers Hike Schedule

(Q1 – 2019)

January, February, March 

 

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1/07     Fort Townsend

                            (Steve See - Leader)

 

1/14     Adventure Route - Joyce Piedmont Rd to Spruce RR Trailhead

                            (Frankie Andrews - Leader)

 

1/21     Snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge                        w/Alternate Hike

                            (Carlyn Syvanen - Leader)                  (Richard Serkes - Leader)       

 

1/28     North Kitsap Heritage Park

                            (Neil Burkhardt - Leader)   

  

 

2/04     Woods Road

                            (Pat Gritman - Leader)

 

2/11      Mt. Walker 

                           (Diane Grove - Leader)

 

2/18      Snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge                        w/Alternate Hike 

                            (Rosie Tomlin - Leader)                  (Richard Serkes - Leader)                                                   

 

2/25      Milwaukee Dr. to Elwha River Bridge                     

                            (Marge Pieratt - Leader)                                                   

 

 

3/04      Cassidy Creek

                            (Judy Farnsworth - Leader)

 

3/11      Hansville

                            (Wyn Abbott - Leader)

 

3/18     Striped Peak 

                           (Pat Frantz - Leader) 

 

3/25      Dungeness Beach Walk West 

                           (Gary Huff - Leader)

 

                           

1/21/19 Snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge - w/Alternate Hike

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Hurricane Ridge Snowshoeing

 

We will drive to the lodge on Hurricane Ridge and then decide where the best snowshoeing might be.  After a lovely road and trail walk on the snow we’ll return to the lodge where we’ll have coffee and goodies in the lobby or outside if the weather permits.

 

Lunch might be on the trail or it might be back at the lodge.  Be prepared for either possibility.

 

Date: 1/21/19

Distance: To Be Determined

Elevation Gain: Unknown

Hike Leader: Carlyn Syvanen

                         syv1522@gmail.com

 

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And our bonus Alternate Hike, graciously lead by Richard Serkes, will be to Barnes Creek for those of you who are not fans of trudging through the snow. This will also be the backup plan if we can't get up to Hurricane Ridge for any reason.

This is a nice creek side hike within the Olympics with an option to check out Marymere Falls. From the falls turnoff, the trail goes mostly up and rarely down over the next few miles as it crosses four creeks and numerous seeps. While the first is unnamed, the following three creeks are Lizard Creek, Happy Lake Creek, and Barnes Creek. Lunch is planned to be at Dismal Draw, 3.5 miles up lower Barnes Creek. The hike has all types of old growth and lush vegetation. 

 

 

Date: 1/21/19   

Distance: 8.2 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,709’

Hike Leader: Richard Serkes

                     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 $4.

         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.

1/28/19 North Kitsap Heritage Park

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: North Kitsap Heritage Park

 

Just to the southwest of Kingston is a little known park, the North Kitsap Heritage Park.  It’s a wonderful gem of forest, streams, and boardwalks that make up a trail system that goes for miles.  This hike will use many of the designated trails to explore what this park has to offer. 

 

With very little elevation gain it’s a pleasant walk in the woods

 

Date: 1/28/19

Distance: 8.9 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1224’

Hike Leader: Neil Burkhardt

                         neilb@olympus.net

                    

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 $4.

         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.

2/04/19 Woods Road

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Woods Road

 

 

 

Woods Road. This had become a staple of our winter schedule because it’s close by, we’ve not had to worry about road conditions, it’s pretty with a light dusting of snow if we have it, and we have views of a landscape that we otherwise never visit. Woods Road heads south from 101 just east of the casino and the area is mainly DNR land. We mainly hike along established logging roads which allows for casual walking and conversation. Our route varies slightly every year due to the many options available and this year our leader may just have another direction we can go. But the hike will incorporate a part of the 'Pacific Northwest Trail', expansive views from a power line route, possibly a marsh, and a couple of intriguing dead ends before we return.
 

 

Date: 2/04/19

Distance: 8 - 10  Miles

Elevation Gain: Up To 1500’

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 8:30AM.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $4.

         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.

2/11/19 Mt. Walker

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Mount Walker

 

Mount Walker was the first hike for the Monday Ramblers back in October of 2013 and it’s always interesting to go back.  Although the trail is only two (2) miles in length it’s considered a difficult trail due to its grade.  It’s always steep and in places the grade is 25% making the climb a serious challenge.  The elevation gain is 2,100’ which is also part of the challenge to get to the top.

 

There is a road which climbs to the top of Mount Walker at a much more comfortable grade but it more than doubles the length of the hike, the road being five (5) miles in length as compared to the much shorter although much steeper two-mile trail.

 

Once off the trail at the top of Mount Walker we’ll be at the North Viewpoint.  From there we’ll walk a mere half mile (0.5 miles) to the South Viewpoint for even better views and lunch.  After that it’s back down to the cars.

 

Hikers can elect to go up or down the trail and/or the road.  Using the trail both ways will be a little more than a four-mile hike. Using the trail one way and the road the other will be a little more than a seven-mile hike, and using the road both ways will be a ten-mile hike.

 

Date: 2/11/19

Distance: 4 - 10 Miles (Distance depends on the route chosen)

Elevation Gain: 2100’

Hike Leader: Diane Grove

                         groved911@yahoo.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 $4.

         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.

2/18/19 Snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge - w/Alternate Hike

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Hurricane Ridge Snowshoeing

 

If conditions will allow, we will drive to the lodge on Hurricane Ridge and then decide where the best snowshoeing might be.  After a lovely road and trail walk on the snow we’ll return to the lodge where we’ll have coffee and goodies in the lobby or outside if the weather permits.

 

Lunch might be on the trail or it might be back at the lodge.  Be prepared for either possibility.

 

Date: 2/18/19

Distance: To Be Determined

Elevation Gain: Unknown

Hike Leader: Rosie Tomlin

                         roseline154@gmail.com

 

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And the Alternate Hike, again graciously lead by Richard Serkes, will be the Adventure Route for those of you who are not fans of trudging through the snow. This will also be the backup plan if we can't get up to Hurricane Ridge for any reason.

This will be the beginning section of the Adventure Route starting at Highway 112 and continuing on past the 'Living Room' to a point where the group would like to turn around and head back to the 'Living Room' for a comfortable lunch. 

 

 

Date: 2/18/19   

Distance: 7 - 8 Miles

Elevation Gain: Minimal 

Hike Leader: Richard Serkes

                     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.    

         We will leave at 8:30AM.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $4.

         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.

2/25/19 Milwaukee Dr to Elwha River Bridge

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Milwaukee Dr. to Elwha River Bridge

 

 

This week hike will be on the ODT starting at the end of Milwaukee Drive in Port Angles and ending at the Elwha River Bridge. If you haven't been there, it's a must see with great views of the river from the pedestrian walkway suspended below the bridge roadway. This bridge was built and opened in 2009 replacing the original bridge that was from 1913.  This bridge was closed and then demolished in late 2007 due to concerns regarding its structure after the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse. 

It's a little more than 4 miles to the bridge where you can have lunch at the end of the walkway (shelter from any weather) or down by the banks of the river. After lunch we will retrace out steps back to the cars.   

 

 

Date: 2/25/19

Distance: 8.3 Miles

Elevation Gain: minimal 

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 $4.

         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.

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