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  •  SPECIAL NOTICE 

As of 12/09/22 

The Q1 2023 schedule is now posted below. We will continue to have two hikes per week, and we will continue with a "Leader's Choice" as Hike 'B' with a few exceptions. Scroll down and take a look. If a scheduled hike is not to your liking, then signup for the leader's choice spot and select one you'd prefer. We hope everyone's choice each week isn't too difficult to decide.          

 We will also continue signups and a limit of 12 hikers.

And remember, No Hike Leader, No Hike.  So please, look over the schedule and if there are any hike(s) you feel comfortable leading, contact me (stevesee@ymail.com) and I'll get you on the schedule.

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Q4 - 2022 Hike Schedule

 Ramblers Hike Schedule

(Q4– 2022)

(October, November, December)

**NOTE**

 We will continue to limit the number of hikers to 12 for each hike (including leader). If you would like to go, you MUST contact the hike leader via email by Sunday at 2 p.m. before the Monday scheduled hike AND NO SOONER THAN THE HIKE ANOUNCEMENT VIA THE RAMBLERGRAM (The Ramblergram "normally" comes out on Wednesdays around 8AM).  You will get a confirmation that you are one of the 12 hiking.

 

Click Here to Download a Copy of Q4-2022 Schedule

 

Leaders - Click Here to Download a Copy of the Rambler's Sign-In Sheet

 

 

 10/03   (A)   Tull Canyon to Hawk Peak                           (Debbie Hannevig – Leader) 

              (B)   Lower Dungeness                                                           (Richard Serkes - Leader)

10/10    (A)    Deer Park to Three Forks                                           (Burt Peterson – Leader)

              (B)    Bogachiel River Trail - Early Start – 7:30                   (Diane Grove - Leader)

10/17    (*)    Hansville - 9th Anniversary                                   (Frankie Andrews – Leader)

              (*)    (Two Leaders)                                                                            (Steve See – Leader)

10/24   (A)    Deer Hair Rock                                                                 (Rosie Tomlin – Leader)

              (B)    Lovers Lane                                                               (Frankie Andrews – Leader)  

10/31    (*)   Sleepy Hollow/Mt Zion                                               (Marilyn Snook – Leader)

              (*)   (Single Hike)                                                                                    

11/07    (A)   Notch Pass                                                                      (Richard Serkes – Leader)

              (B)   Adventure Route                                                                    (Lori Reale – Leader)

11/14    (A)   Striped Peak                                                           (MaryJane Mitchell – Leader)           

             (B)   Herrick Road                                                                     (Marilyn Hunt - Leader)

11/21   (A)   Mt. Walker                                                                             (Doug Smith – Leader)    

             (B)   Gibbs Lake                                                                           (Diane Grove – Leader)

11/28   (A)   Slab Camp to Deer Ridge                                                  (Andrea Fry – Leader) 

             (B)   Fort Townsend                                                                   (Chris Barton – Leader)

12/05   (A)   Miller Peninsula                                                   (MaryJane Mitchell - Leader)

              (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                            (Cindy Enstrom – Leader)

12/12   (A)   Mt Angeles Rd to Heart o’ the Forest                         (Doug Smith – Leader)

             (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                       (Debbie Hannevig - Leader)

12/19  (A)   Larry Scott Trail                                                         (Neil Burkhardt – Leader)

             (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                              (Marilyn Hunt – Leader)

12/26   (A)   Robin Hill Park - CANCELLED, Park Closed

              (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                            (Marilyn Snook - Leader) 

                           

Q1 - 2023 Hike Schedule

 Ramblers Hike Schedule

(Q1– 2023)

(January, February, March)

**NOTE**

 We will continue to limit the number of hikers to 12 for each hike (including leader). If you would like to go, you MUST contact the hike leader via email by Sunday at 2 p.m. before the Monday scheduled hike AND NO SOONER THAN THE HIKE ANOUNCEMENT VIA THE RAMBLERGRAM (The Ramblergram will now come out on Thursdays around 8AM).  You will get a confirmation that you are one of the 12 hiking.

 

Click Here to Download a Copy of Q1-2023 Schedule

 

Leaders - Click Here to Download a Copy of the Rambler's Sign-In Sheet

 

 

 

01/02   (A)   Fort Worden                                                             (TBD – Leader) 

              (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                       (TBD - Leader)

01/09   (A)    Anderson Lake                                                       (TBD – Leader)

              (B)    Leader’s Choice                                                      (TBD - Leader)  

01/16    (A)    Hurricane Ridge Snowshoe                            (TBD – Leader)

              (B)    ODT-Keeler Rd to Blyn (Late Start 9:30)    (TBD – Leader)      

01/23   (A)    Kitsap Heritage Park                                         (Steve See – Leader)

              (B)    Leader’s Choice                                                    (Rosie Tomlin – Leader) 

  01/30   (A)   Fort Flagler                                                          (TBD – Leader) 

              (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                    (TBD – Leader)

02/06  (A)   Johnson Creek                                                     (TBD – Leader)

              (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                    (TBD – Leader)

02/13  (A)   Striped Peak                                                          (TBD – Leader)           

             (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                    (TBD – Leader)         

02/20  (A)   Hurricane Ridge Snowshoe                           (TBD – Leader)    

             (B)   Gazzam Lake Park                                              (Richard Serkes  - Leader)

 02/27   (A)   Miller Peninsula                                               (TBD – Leader) 

              (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                  (TBD – Leader)

 03/06  (A)   Madison Falls to Dam and Beyond            (TBD – Leader)

              (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                  (TBD – Leader)

03/13   (A)  Port Gamble                                                         (Richard Serkes – Leader)

              (B)  Milwaukee Dr to Elwha River Bridge         (TBD - Leader)

03/20   (A)   Dan Kelly Towers                                            (TBD – Leader)

              (B)   Leader’s Choice                                                (Frankie Andrews – Leader)

03/27   (A)   Slab Camp to Duncan Flats                         (TBD – Leader)

               (B)   Leader’s Choice                                               (TBD - Leader)

 

                           

12/12/22 Mt. Angeles Rd. - Heart o' the Forest

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…           

Hike:  Mt. Angeles Rd. - Heart o' the Forest    HIKE "A"       

          

Our hike will begin at a parking area at the end of Mt Angeles Road. We'll walk along the decommissioned section of the road for about 1.5 miles and end at the junction of Hurricane Ridge Road and Lake Dawn. From there, we'll go past the entry station to the park and enter the Heart O' the Hills Campground. At the east end of the campground, we'll find the trailhead. Also, in addition to the road walk, we may have a quick visit to a nearby waterfall.  

Below is a fine description of the trail:

“This 2-mile trail (one way) leads into the forest from the east of the Heart O’ The Hills Campground.  It offers no mountain views but does travel through some of the stateliest old-growth forest on the Olympic Peninsula.  The ancient woodland is made up of silver fir, red cedar, and Douglas fir, with some of the largest trees exceeding 8 feet in diameter.  Old trees often die from the top down, and the broken-topped giants provide the unique nesting habitat for the northern spotted owl, one of the most celebrated and controversial of our endangered species.”

“The trail stays fairly level for the majority of its length, where numerous rills are choked with the giant leaves of devil's club and skunk cabbage.  As the widely spaced giants give way to a younger stand of hemlock and Douglas fir, the path descends steadily into a narrow creek valley.  The trail ends rather ignominiously at the park boundary, where the forest has been clear-cut right up to the edge of the park, swallowing up the trail in the process.  Turn around here to complete the hike.”

                                         —- Erik Molvar (Best Easy Day Hikes - Olympics) 

Robert Wood describes this trail as being 3.0 miles in length one way.  But he also points out that at 2.5 miles you’re at the park boundary and the last half mile beyond the boundary sign isn’t worth fighting through the undergrowth.  Although Erik Molvar says this is a two-mile trial, experience has shown that it’s more like three miles as Wood claims.

 

Date: 12/12/22

Distance: 9.2 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1280'

Hike Leader: Doug Smith

                     smithsinwa@gmail.com

                 

                                    

If you are interested in this hike, email the hike leader by 2 pm on the Sunday before the hike AND NO SOONER THAN THE HIKE ANOUNCEMENT VIA THE RAMBLERGRAM.  You will get a confirmation that you are on the list of hikers.

As always, our time and place of meeting are: 

The public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.   

We will leave at 8:30 amPlease arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $5. Drivers may require masks.

Port Angeles hikers may want to meet the Squimites at the Visitor's Center or maybe at the trailhead. If so, please notify the hike leader if you intend to do so.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the hike, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/12/22 Leader's Choice

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…           

Hike:  Leader's Choice    HIKE "B"       

 

Our second Leader's Choice hike. We'll find out what it will be in the Rambergram sent out on Wednesday, December 7th. 

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Date: 12/12/22

Distance: ? Miles

Elevation Gain: ? Feet

Hike Leader: Debbie Hannevig

                      debbie_hannevig@hotmail.com

                

                                    

If you are interested in this hike, email the hike leader by 2 pm on the Sunday before the hike AND NO SOONER THAN THE HIKE ANOUNCEMENT VIA THE RAMBLERGRAM.  You will get a confirmation that you are on the list of hikers.

As always, our time and place of meeting are: 

The public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.   

We will leave at 8:30 amPlease arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $5. Drivers may require masks.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the hike, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/19/22 Larry Scott Trail

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…           

Hike:  Larry Scott Trail    HIKE "A"       

          

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.

We'll have the possibility of a restaurant lunch in Port Townsend, then afterwards, 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: 12/19/22

Distance: 7.3 Miles

Elevation Gain: Minimal Elevation Change

Hike Leader: Neil Burkhardt

                     neilb@olympus.net

                 

                                    

If you are interested in this hike, email the hike leader by 2 pm on the Sunday before the hike AND NO SOONER THAN THE HIKE ANOUNCEMENT VIA THE RAMBLERGRAM.  You will get a confirmation that you are on the list of hikers.

As always, our time and place of meeting are: 

The public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.   

We will leave at 8:30 amPlease arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $5. Drivers may require masks.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the hike, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/19/22 Leader's Choice

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…           

Hike:  Leader's Choice    HIKE "B"       

 

What will it be? We'll find out in the Rambergram sent out on Wednesday, December 14th. 

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Date: 12/19/22

Distance: ? Miles

Elevation Gain: ? Feet

Hike Leader: Marilyn Hunt

                      marilyn.hunt@comcast.net

                

                                    

If you are interested in this hike, email the hike leader by 2 pm on the Sunday before the hike AND NO SOONER THAN THE HIKE ANOUNCEMENT VIA THE RAMBLERGRAM.  You will get a confirmation that you are on the list of hikers.

As always, our time and place of meeting are: 

The public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.   

We will leave at 8:30 amPlease arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $5. Drivers may require masks.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the hike, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

12/26/22 Leader's Choice

 

Dear Rambler and Prospective Rambler…           

Hike:  Leader's Choice    HIKE "B"       

 

A Boxing Day hike, what will it be? Snowshoeing perhaps? We'll find out in the Rambergram sent out on Wednesday, December 21st. 

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Date: 12/26/22

Distance: ? Miles

Elevation Gain: ? Feet

Hike Leader: Marilyn Snook

                      marilyn.snook81@gmail.com

                

                                    

If you are interested in this hike, email the hike leader by 2 pm on the Sunday before the hike AND NO SOONER THAN THE HIKE ANOUNCEMENT VIA THE RAMBLERGRAM.  You will get a confirmation that you are on the list of hikers.

As always, our time and place of meeting are: 

The public parking lot on Sequim Avenue (east side) just north of Washington.   

We will leave at 8:30 amPlease arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be $5. Drivers may require masks.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the hike, please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

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