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Q3 - 2018 Hike Schedule

Ramblers Hike Schedule

(Q3 – 2018)

July, August, September

 

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7/02     Mt. Muller  - Early Start @ 7:30AM

                            (Pat Gritman, Leader)

 

7/09     Big Hump/Little Hump

                            (Diane Grove - Leader)

 

7/16     Mt. Townsend via Silver Lake Way Trail - Early Start @ 7:30AM w/Evil Twin Skippy Alternate Leader

                            (Frankie Andrews - Leader) 

 

7/23     Royal Basin -  Early Start @ 7:00AM w/Peg Phillips Alternate Leader 

                            (George Moyer - Leader)   

 

7/30     Tunnel Creek to 5050 Pass

                            (Rich Nervik - Leader)

 

 

8/06     Hurricane Lodge to Victor Pass

                            (Rosie Tomlin – Leader)

 

8/13      Little Divide  -  Early Start @ 7:00AM w/alternate

                            (Richard Serkes - Leader)

 

8/20      Buckhorn Pass Loop – Early Start @ 7:00AM w/Debbie Hannevig Alternate Leader

                            (Steve See - Leader)                                                    

 

8/27      Moose Lake/Badger Valley Loop – Early Start @ 8:00AM w/Pat Cleall Alternate Leader                     

                            (Doug Smith - Leader)                                                   

 

 

9/03      Heather Park

                            (Bev Ferris - Leader)

 

9/10      Silver Lake

                            (Rich Nervik - Leader)

 

9/17      Sol Duc to Appleton Pass  -  Early Start @ 7:00AM w/Richard Serkes Alternate Leader

                           (Steve See - Leader) 

 

9/24      Grand Ridge Key Exchange

                           (Carlyn Syvanen/ Gary Huff  - Leaders)

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

                            (Leader - TBD)   

 

10/29     Gold Creek

                            (Rosie Tomlin - Leader)

 

 

11/05     Herrick Road to Altaire Campground

                            (Leader - TBD)

 

11/12      Spruce Railroad Trail Key Exchange 

                            (Leader - TBD, Leader - TBD)

 

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

                            (Leader - TBD)

 

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

                           (Leader TBD)

 

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

                           (Leader - TBD)

9/24/18 Grand Ridge Key Exchange

Hike: Grand Ridge Key Exchange

 

This hike consists of a key exchange allowing some hikers to go from Obstruction Point to Deer Park (West to East) whereas others will go from Deer Park to Obstruction Point (East to West).  This trail is the highest in the Olympic Mountains as far as elevation goes which accounts for most of the hike being above the timberline.  The following description is based on the East to West route.

 

Starting at 5,230’ on Blue Mountain the trail follows an abandoned roadbed down a steep incline before leveling off for a brief distance.  After leaving the roadbed it climbs steadily through fir and lodge pole pine as well as various meadows as it approaches Green Mountain.  On the ridge of Green Mountain you can look north to Morse Creek and south to the Gray Wolf River.

 

At Mile 2.0 we’ll get to a saddle on the west side of Green Mountain where you can see the Strait of Juan de Fuca as well as Victoria, B.C.  This saddle is at 5,500’ above sea level.  Then the trail starts gently down to a swale called Grassy Valley which is at Mile 2.5.  After Grassy Valley the trail climbs again to an open meadow.

 

After hiking around a rocky peak, Elk Mountain comes into view straight ahead and Grand Valley and Grand Lake are also in view at this spot on the trail.  Continuing the climb it’s just a short distance to Maiden Peak at 6,434’ with Maiden Lake just below.  After that the trail drops down to Roaring Winds Camp at Mile 4.5 (6,000’) which is really just a notch between Maiden Peak and Elk Mountain.  After leaving Roaring Winds Camp we'll climb to the highest section of the trail.  For the next two miles the trail stays above 6,500’ with its highest point at 6,575’ above sea level.

 

At Mile 5.6 the trail crosses a shale slide and intersects with the Elk Mountain Trail.  We’ll stay on the Grand Ridge Trail.  Then the trail starts a relatively steep drop around the top edge of Badger Valley until we get to the Badger Valley trailhead at Mile 7.4 and 6,050’ in elevation.  Now we’re back on an abandoned roadbed for the last 0.2 mile until we reach the Obstruction Point parking lot at Mile 7.6 and 6,100’ above sea level.

 

                      ===The previous data were compiled by Robert Wood (RIP)

 

 

Date: 9/24/18

Distance: 7.8 Miles         

Elevation Gain:  2,306’ (East to West) or 1,223’ (West to East)

 

Hike Leaders:  Carlyn Syvanen and Gary Huff

                        syv1522@gmail.com and 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 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 or at a specific location in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

10/1/18 Deer Hair Rock (Elwha Overlook)

Hike: Deer Hair Rock 

 

 

The following hike description was submitted by Rambler Doug Davis…

 

The hike from Hurricane Hill trailhead on Hurricane Ridge to Deer Hair Rock and back is 7.2 miles round trip with 1,710 feet of elevation gain.  The Hurricane Hill Elwha Trail junction is 655 feet of elevation gain in 1.45 mi.  Deer Hair Rock is 2.1 mi. down the Elwha Trail and at an elevation of about 4,600 ft. Getting there entails 1,055 feet of elevation loss and 1,055 gain on the return to the Hurricane Hill Trail. While this is a moderate hike overall be prepared for some steep stretches on the Elwha Trail.  Those wishing to summit Hurricane Hill can do so on the return.  It is about a 0.2 mi. round trip with 100 ft. of gain.

 

This trail is mostly above timberline and offers scenic vistas throughout the hike, with great views of the Olympics and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Depending on the season this hike features fine wildflowers, or as Fall arrives the chance of an early dusting of snow.

 

 

Date: 10/1/18

Distance: 7.2 Miles         

Elevation Gain:  1,710’

Hike Leader:  Carlyn Syvanen 

                        syv1522@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 or at a specific location in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

10/8/18 Boulder Shelter

Hike: Boulder Shelter

 

This Monday the Ramblers will hike the Upper Dungeness Trail to Boulder Shelter. It's 13.6 miles round trip from this familiar trailhead to the shelter and back.  Elevation gain is from 2,500’ to 4,900’.  The trail parallels the Dungeness River to Camp Handy, 3.5 miles up the trail as we hike through old growth forest with Douglas fir taller than 200'.  From there, it's another .5 miles to the junction with the Heather Basin Trail that would take you to 'Grindstone Camp'. We'll stay left on the Dungeness Trail that's marked with a sign to Marmot Pass; but we won't be going that far. We will however climb approximately 1600 feet in the next 2.8 miles to Boulder Camp where the shelter is.  It's a great place for lunch with nice spots around the creek, boulders, or the shelter. After lunch it's a downhill trip back to the cars.

 

 

Date: 10/8/18

Distance: 13.6 Miles         

Elevation Gain:  2,400’

Hike Leader:  TBD

                        

                                                                                                         

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 or at a specific location in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

10/15/18 Fort Flagler

Hike: Fort Flagler   (5th Anniversary Hike!)

 

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

 

Fort Flagler State Park is one of five impressive military installations that were established in close proximity to protect Puget Sound from invaders during times of war. In the 1950s, all five were converted to state parks, giving the public access to thousands of near-shore acres and miles of prime coastline.

 

Park at the north end of the park and start your 5-mile loop hike on the stony beach, enjoying the views across to Port Townsend in one direction and Whidbey Island in the other. To your right are towering bluffs, atop which there is another trail you can take later if there is time.

 

Dress in warm layers, as this trail wraps around Marrowstone Point and the wind intensity may change on you. At 2.25 miles, leave the sandy beach and climb the bluff, hike around a lagoon, and eventually make your way back to your starting point. Along the way, you’ll pass a handful of historic buildings and other structures. Bring binoculars to spot bald eagles on the bluff and dabbling ducks in the lagoon.

 

Date: 10/15/18

Distance: 7.2 Miles (longer if beach walk is possible)

Elevation Gain: 520’ (more if beach walk is possible)

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 or at a specific location in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

10/22/18 Eagle Lake

Hike: Eagle Lake via Aurora Ridge

 

The following hike description comes from Robert Wood’s book, Olympic Mountains Trail Guide.

 

Beyond the parking area…the trail follows an abandoned logging road bordered by colonnades of tall alders.  This area, logged before the national park was created, is now covered with second-growth forest.  The trail crosses several brooks here, then leaves the logging road and enters virgin forest, consisting mostly of Douglas-fir.  When the ridge crest is attained, one can see, through the trees, sky below on either side and hear the logging trucks operating in the nearby Olympic National Forest.  The trail now follows the rounded crest of Aurora Ridge, through dense stands of western hemlock and silver fir, to a junction (5.5 miles) with a path that leads left to the Eagle Lakes, the source of Eagle Creek.

 

The spur trail climbs a bit, the drops sharply, ending at the largest lake (0.6 miles).  Bordered by tall conifers, it lies on a bench, and a stream flows into it from the south.

 

Date: 10/22/18

Distance: 12-13 Miles (Approximate)

Elevation Gain: 2,550’ (Approximate)

Hike Leader: TBD

                     

                        

                                                                                                         

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 8:00AM.  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.

10/29/18 Gold Creek

Hike: Gold Creek   

 

Hike description and GPS data will be posted when appropriate route is selected. 

 

 

 

Date: 10/29/18

Distance: TBD

Elevation Gain: TBD

Hike Leader: Rosie Tomlin

                     roseline154@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 or at a specific location in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

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