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Q4 - 2018 Hike Schedule

Ramblers Hike Schedule

(Q4 – 2018)

October, November, December 

 

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10/01     Deer Hair Rock (Elwha Overlook)

                            (Carlyn Syvanen - Leader)

 

10/08     Boulder Shelter

                            (Diane Grove - Leader)

 

10/15     Fort Flagler with Chocolate Cake -  (5th Anniversary!)

                            (Neil Burkhardt - Leader) 

 

10/22     Eagle Lake  -  Early Start @ 8:00 AM

                            (Hal Force - Leader)   

 

10/29     Gold Creek

                            (Rosie Tomlin - Leader)

 

 

11/05     Herrick Road to Altaire Campground

                            (Diane Grove - Leader)

 

11/12      Spruce Railroad Trail 

                           (Steve See - Leader)

 

11/19      Kitsap County Parks 

                            (Judy Farnsworth - Leader)                                                    

 

11/26      Larry Scott Trail w/Lunch in Port Townsend                     

                            (Neil Burkhardt - Leader)                                                   

 

 

12/03      Miller Peninsula

                            (Doug Smith - Leader)

 

12/10      Peabody Creek Trail

                            (Gary Huff - Leader)

 

12/17     Anderson Lake/Bike Trails/Tamanowas Rock 

                           (Judy Farnsworth - Leader) 

 

12/24      Morse Creek -  Late Start @ 9:00 AM

                           (Sandy Shadforth - Leader)

 

12/31     Old Dungeness Schoolhouse/Dungeness Dike -  Late Start @ 9:00 AM

                           (Joan Henry - Leader)

11/19/18 Kitsap County Parks

Hike: Kitsap County Parks

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

             

 

 

This will be a bit of a different hike for us with our hike leader having three new locations for us to explore on the Kitsap peninsula west of Silverdale. 

We will first start out at Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve. Highlights will include Frenchman's Cove, the Stump House, and the Giant Maple. This part will be around a 4 to 4.5 mile hike with about 820 feet of elevation gain. 

Next we'll move to Scenic Beach State Park (Discover Pass required) for lunch with its great views of the Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula. It also has a large covered shelter in case of inclement weather. 

Finally, we'll go on to Anderson Landing Preserve to explore its trails and the views it has to offer. We can do up to 2.5 miles and 550 feet of elevation depending on how much time we have left before we need to start the drive home. 

 

Date: 11/19/18

 

Distance: Up To 6 to 7 Miles

 

Elevation Gain: About 1300 Feet

 

Hike Leader: Judy Farnsworth

                     jakomen@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 and across from the Sequim Civic Center.  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, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

11/26/18 Larry Scott Trail w/Lunch in Port Townsend

Hike: Larry Scott Trail w/ Lunch in Port Townsend 

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

             

 

The Larry Scott Trail is a work in progress which continues to grow in length.  At present it’s a 7+ mile walk, mostly on gravel with some paved trail, that starts in the Port Townsend boatyard and winds to the south until it reaches the Milo-Curry Trailhead and parking lot.

 

We will leave one car at Port Townsend and its occupants will walk south.  The rest of the Ramblers will begin their hike at the south parking lot and walk north to Port Townsend.  When the southbound hikers meet the northbound hikers the southbounds will turn around and we’ll all continue walking to Port Townsend.

 

After a restaurant lunch in Port Townsend the drivers of the cars left in the south parking lot will be shuttled to their cars after which they’ll return to Port Townsend to pick up the rest of the hikers for the return trip to Sequim.

 

Date: 11/26/18

Distance: 7.3 Miles

Elevation Gain: Minimal Elevation Change

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 and across from the Sequim Civic Center.  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, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/03/18 Miller Peninsula

Hike: Miller Peninsula

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

             

 

The Miller Peninsula just east of Sequim is a warren of trails designed for hiking and biking.  The hike will start at the new parking area which now requires a Discover Pass. We’ll follow the Hike Leader and explore some of the various trails available to us. This hike will also take us to the edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca for a view of Protection Island. 

 

Date: 12/03/18

Distance: Approx. 9 Miles

Elevation Gain: Approx. 1200 Feet

Hike Leader: Doug Smith

                     smithsinwa@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 and across from the Sequim Civic Center.  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, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/10/18 Peabody Creek Trail w/Lunch in Port Angeles

Hike: Peabody Creek Trail w/Lunch in Port Angeles

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

             

 

 

This is another first time hike for the Ramblers. We've never officially done Peabody Creek since it's rather short but we are going to use it as our unofficial Holiday Celebration hike. After the completion of the route, we plan on having lunch at one of the Port Angeles area restaurants. If you choose not to go to the restaurant, you can certainly still come along for the hike. It will just be a shorter day for you. 

The hike itself starts at the Olympic National Park Visitors Center and parallels the Hurricane Ridge Road. It descends to Peabody Creek and follows the little canyon through stands of second growth firs. It crosses the creek several times then veers away and ends abruptly right on Hurricane Ridge Road. From there we turn around and follow the trail back to the Visitors Center.  

This is about a 6.4 mile hike with 1289 feet of elevation gain. 

 

 

Date: 12/10/18

Distance: 6.4 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,289’

Hike Leader: Gary Huff

                      ghuff2@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 and across from the Sequim Civic Center.  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, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/17/18 Anderson Lake/Bike Trails/Tamanowas Rock

Hike: Anderson Lake/Bike Trails/Tamanowas Rock

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

             

 

 

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'Klallam 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 Tamanowas 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: 12/17/18

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 in the public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington and across from the Sequim Civic Center.  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, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/24/18 Morse Creek

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike:  Morse Creek to Port Angeles via ODT

 

This is a lovely waterfront stroll along the Strait of Juan de Fuca using the Olympic Discovery Trail with the turn around and lunch on the pier in Port Angeles.

Since this is on Christmas Eve, we will be getting a latter start and possibly making it a shorter distance depending on the groups preferences. Note the 9:00 AM start time.

 

Date: 12/24/18

Distance: 10 Miles

Elevation Gain: Zilch

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 and across from the Sequim Civic Center.  It's behind the public toilets where classical music is available for your listening pleasure.     

         We will leave at 9:00 AM.  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 want to meet at the trailhead, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/31/18 Old Dungeness Schoolhouse / Dungeness Dike

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…

 

Hike:  Old Dungeness Schoolhouse / Dungeness Dike

 

 

This has now become our official "Holiday - Start the New Year off Right" hike. We did this last year when New Year's Day fell on a Monday and it turned out to be a huge success with a great turnout. So the Steering Committee decided to do it again since this year, Monday will be New Year's Eve. 

This is a nice level walk along the Dungeness River that starts at the parking area next to the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse. The length of this hike will be up to you. Follow the dike as far as you want, then turn around and head back to the cars.

We will be meeting at the schoolhouse parking area at 9:00 A.M. Carpooling is encouraged so contact friends and fellow hikers near you to arrange riding together or contact the hike leader to arrange possible meeting spots.  

 

Date: 12/31/18

Distance: As far as you like

Elevation Gain: About 0 Feet

Hike Leader: Joan Henry

                      jhenry@wavecable.com

                     

As stated above, time and place of meeting are:

         

         Meet at the parking area west of the Schoolhouse at 9:00 A.M.

         If you need any information about the hike or if you want to arrange possible meeting spots, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

 

 

 

 

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