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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  - CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW!

                           (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 - Changed to Port Townsend

                            (Wyn Abbott - Leader)

 

3/18     Striped Peak

                           (Pat Frantz - Leader) 

 

3/25      Dungeness Beach Walk West 

                           (Gary Huff - Leader)

 

                           

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Q2 - 2019 Hike Schedule

 Ramblers Hike Schedule

(Q2 – 2019)

April, May, June 

 

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4/01    Johnson Creek

                            (Neil Burkhardt - Leader)

 

4/08     Lower Graywolf

                            (Gary Huff - Leader)

 

4/15     Lena Lake                       

                            (Peg Phillips - Leader)                      

 

4/22    Whidbey Island

                            (TBD - Leader)   

  

4/29     Lake Mills to Boulder Creek

                            (Diane Grove - Leader)

 

5/06     Notch Pass

                           (Richard Serkes - Leader)

 

5/13      Woods Road                      

                            (Pat Gritman - Leader)                                                                  

 

5/20      Tubal Cain                     

                            (Frankie Andrews - Leader)                                               

 

5/27      Slab Camp to Deer Ridge

                            (Carlyn Syvanen - Leader)

 

6/03      Cascade Rock

                            (Debbie Hannevig - Leader)

 

6/10    Mt Townsend

                           (Doug Smith - Leader) 

 

6/17     Little River

                           (Pat Cleall - Leader)

 

6/24     Big Hump / Little Hump 

                           (Rich Nervik - Leader)

                           


3/25/19 Dungeness Beach Walk West

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Dungeness Beach Walk West           

 

 

This will be a first for the Ramblers. We've always gone east along the spit to the Lighthouse but this time, we will 'go west young man' (Horace Greeley). With the tides being favorable (low tide of 0.2 at 1:36 PM) we should be able to cross McDonald Creek which is about 2.5 miles down the beach. From there we will continue on as far as our adventurous feet wish to take us. If we're unable to cross the creek, we can backtrack and continue east down the spit as far as we like. Then it's back to the cars for our traditional goodies.

With this hike starting at the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge, some of you may wish to join the group there. If so, please contact the hike leader and inform him of your intentions. Also to enter the Refuge, a Recreational or Senior Pass is required. Four people may enter on one pass but if you have one please bring it along with you.         

 

 

Date: 3/25/19

Distance: 8-10 Miles

Elevation Gain:  Just a couple of hundred feet coming off the spit 

Hike Leader: Gary Huff

                       glhuff2@olypen.com

                    

As always our time and place of meeting are:

          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.

4/1/19 Johnson Creek

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Johnson Creek    

 

 

This hike will be from the top of Johnson Creek Road, off Happy Valley Road, where there are two gates.  We'll park there and go around the yellow east gate over Johnson Creek.  We'll hike on the old logging roads to three dead end viewpoints.  The starting elevation is ~1350', and the turnarounds are at ~1700', 2200', and 2400'.  Total distance is 9.0 miles.  The sign asks for a Discover Pass.”       

 

 

Date: 4/1/19

Distance: 9 Miles

Elevation Gain:  1000-1500 Feet

Hike Leader: Neil Burkhardt

                      neilb@olympus.net

                    

As always our time and place of meeting are:

         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.

4/8/19 Lower Graywolf

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Lower Graywolf   

 

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

 

Perfect for a winter leg-stretcher or a spring woodland flower hike, this easy trail will appeal to most hikers, young and old. Through groves of old-growth conifers, over cascading creeks, and hugging the lush banks of the Gray Wolf River, the trail marches up a quiet canyon in the Buckhorn Wilderness. Plenty of good picnic sites, too, can be found along the tumbling, churning river. And there's always an excellent chance of spotting a big critter along the way.

 

A new beginning and an abrupt ending have changed this trail considerably since the 1990s. From the small parking lot, start downhill on new trail, formerly a logging road. A series of slides forced this reroute. The new trail starts away from the river, but its slope-side route provides some nice views of Maynard Mountain and the portal to the Gray Wolf Canyon.

 

After 0.5 mile of gentle walking, enter mature forest. The Cat Creek Loop Trail takes off to the left. An alternative route, it drops steeply through an ancient cedar grove, and then follows a portion of the old Gray Wolf Trail to return to the main trail about 0.5 mile farther. It's worth the walk, increasing the sweat factor only slightly.

 

The main trail leaves the old roadbed, entering a cool old-growth forest of fir and hemlock and accelerating its drop to the river. At 1.5 miles enter the Buckhorn Wilderness, the river growing louder. Finally reach the wild waterway and traverse a sun-kissed bottomland that invites naps and snack breaks.

 

At 2.5 miles leave the river bottom to climb diagonally up a steep hillside. A few breaks in the trees provide views up to lofty Gray Wolf Ridge and down into the canyon. Dropping back to river level, feel a cool breeze embrace you as the trail heads along the surging waterway. At 3.5 miles, after some of the nicest riverside hiking on this side of the Olympics, the trail once again climbs a steep hillside.

 

Enjoy good views of the Gray Wolf crashing through a tight canyon gorge. Make your way back to river bottom, and at 4.2 miles call it quits as the trail ends at a narrow gorge that once housed a high bridge. Noted Olympic guidebook writer and legend Robert Wood once observed, "The bridge was built high enough to preclude its destruction from floods". This was probably the only time Mr. Wood wasn't correct; a torrent in the early 1990s washed it away.

 

 

Date: 4/8/19

Distance: 7.2 Miles

Elevation Gain:  1289 Feet

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 $4.

         If you need any information about the hike or if you have special transportation needs please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

4/15/19 Lena Lake

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike: Lena Lake

 

The hike to Lena Lake is a moderate 3.8 mile hike (7.5 miles round trip) with a 1450 ft. elevation gain.  The wide, easy grade trail rises steadily on long, winding switchbacks through a second growth forest of Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, and big leaf maple, crossing a couple of footbridges along the way.  The lake itself is a good-sized scenic body of water nestled between old growth fir and cedars.  A good spot for lunch sometimes called Chapel Rock overlooks the lake.  For those interested, there’s a trail that leads down to the lake.   

 

Date: 4/15/19

Distance: 6.6 Miles with an option for more

Elevation Gain:  1,450’

Hike Leader: Peg Phillips

                       pegphillips75@gmail.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 please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

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