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Q4-2017 Hike Schedule

Ramblers Hike Schedule

Q4-2017

October, November, December 

 

 

10/02    Tunnel Creek to 5050 Pass 

                 (Rich Nervik, Leader)

 

10/09    Grand Ridge Key Exchange

                 (Carlyn Syvanen and Gary Huff, Leaders)

 

10/16    Fort Townsend with Chocolate Cake

                (Richard Serkes, Leader)

 

10/23    Lena Lake and More

                (Judy Farnsworth, Leader)

 

10/30    Lower Dungeness River

                (Pat Cleall, Leader)

 

 

11/06    West Adventure Route Key Exchange

                (Steve See and Evil Twin Skippy, Leaders)

 

11/13    Camp Jolley

                (Dennis Westeren, Leader)

 

11/20    Boulder Falls

                (Rosie Tomlin, Leader)

 

11/27    Big Hump/Little Hump (Early Departure at 7:30AM)

                (Steve See, Leader)

 

 

12/04    Anderson Lake and Bike Trails

                (Judy Farnsworth, TBA)

 

12/11    Notch Pass

                (Neil Burkhardt, Leader)

 

12/18    Lovers Lane Loop

               (Sandy Shadforth, Leader)

 

12/25 Merry Christmas!  The Ramblers will not have an organized hike but an informal afternoon stroll in Robin Hill Farm County Park will begin at 1:00PM for those who would like to walk off Christmas dinner.     

Upcoming Hike Descriptions

11/27/17 Big Hump/Little Hump

Hike: Big Hump/Little Hump

 

The Big Hump/Little Hump Trail is actually the Duckabush Trail #803 but is better known as Big Hump/Little Hump.  However, the name is misleading.  From the trailhead you hike up and over the Little Hump back down to the Duckabush River and walk along the river valley before ascending the Big Hump.  So it seems that it ought to be called the Little Hump/Big Hump hike.

 

The trailhead begins at 479’ above sea level and climbs to the top of Little Hump which is at 948’ and 1.23 miles from the trailhead.  That’s a 469’ elevation gain in a little more than a mile.  After that the trail descends 250’ in 0.34 miles to an old logging railroad grade thought to have been built around 1900.  After a relatively short walk along the abandoned railroad grade the trail joins the Duckabush River at approximately Mile 2.  The short walk between the Humps increases our altitude by a mere 35’.  Then at Mile 2.74 we leave the river and begin a steep grade that takes us up to Big Hump, a large rock outcropping overlooking the Duckabush River Valley.  Once at Big Hump we’ll be at 1,763’ which is a 1,030’ gain in 1.53 miles.

 

After reaching Big Hump the trail climbs just a little more before it descends approximately 636’ in 1.14 miles to continue on to a picturesque campground by the Duckabush River.  This is where we will have lunch before returning to the trailhead.

 

Date: 11/27/17

Distance Hiked: 11.9 miles

Total Elevation Gain: 2,639’ 

Hike Leader: Steve See

                     stevesee@ymail.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 7:30AM.  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 please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/04/17 Anderson Lake And More

Hike: Anderson Lake/Bike Trails/Tamanowas Rock

 

The Anderson Lake State Park hike is really two hikes.  First, across the road from Anderson Lake is a three mile—more or less—looped, single-track mountain biking trail that is also used by hikers.  We’ll be on this trail in the morning.  There’s not a lot of elevation gain, but there are certainly some ups and downs through the woods, with several narrow planked bridges, and  a great view of Discovery Bay at one point. 

 

Then after we finish the first trail, we will hike another five miles or so on the Anderson Lake State Park trail system to Tamanowas Rock.  The rock and surrounding acreage was purchased by the Jamestown S’Kallam tribe at the end of 2012 to preserve it as a sacred place.  (No rock climbing is allowed any more.  Please be respectful.)  Along the way we will hike through a short, narrow rock fissure that’s pretty interesting, past a peek-a-boo view of the top of the rock before hiking down out of the park to the bottom of the rock.  This is a nice place to have lunch.  Parking is at Anderson Lake State Park so please bring a state park pass if you have one.  

 

Date: 12/04/17

Distance: 8.4 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,380’ (lots of ups and downs)

Hike Leader: Judy Farnsworth

                     jakomen@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.
  • Public restrooms are available.
  • We will leave at 8:30.  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, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/11/17 Notch Pass

Hike: Notch Pass — West Trailhead

 

Our next hike is to Notch Pass near Quilcene.  We will start from the west trailhead using the Lower Big Quilcene Trail hiking past Bark Shanty Camp, crossing the bridge just beyond Bark Shanty Camp and then ascending to the pass.  After lunch at the pass we will turn around and retrace our steps to the west trailhead.

 

Date: 12/11/17     

Distance: 9.8 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,824’

 

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 $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.
 

12/18/17 Lovers Lane Loop

Hike: Lovers Lane Loop    

 

Lovers Lane Trail is a 6.8 mile loop trail located in the Sol Duc Valley that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.  We’ll leave the parking lot of the Sol Duc Resort and hike south to the falls.  After that we’ll go back to the resort hiking the other side of the river.  Although the hike after the falls can entail some road walking there are paths in the woods which we will use instead.

 

Before starting the hike at the resort we plan to stop at the salmon ladder at Cascade Falls to see if we can see any activity there.  Hopefully the salmon will cooperate.

 

Date: 12/18/17          

Distance: 6.8 Miles

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Hike Leader: Sandy Shadforth

                     sandra4th@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 $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.

12/25/17 Merry Christmas!

The Monday Ramblers won't have a regular hike on Christmas Day but for those interested in walking off a little Christmas dinner there will be an informal gathering of folks at 1:00PM at the north parking lot of Robin Hill Farm County Park.  We'll walk around the trails until we don't want to walk anymore.  It's just a way to get out of the house and enjoy the holiday with friends.

More information will be made available on the preceding week's Ramblergram.  

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