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Q1-2018 Hike Schedule

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Q1-2018

 

1/01  Dungeness Dike aka Tin Man Hike – Starts at 1:00PM

            Judy Farnsworth, Leader

 

1/08  Herrick Road to Altaire Picnic Area

            Marge Pieratt, Leader

 

1/15  Snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge Lodge w/Alternate Hike Available

            Pat Gritman, Leader

 

1/22  Thompson Spit on Miller Peninsula

            Marsha Omdal, Leader

 

1/29  Fort Ward State Park & Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve

            Judy Farnsworth, Leader

 

 

2/05  Morse Creek to Hollywood Beach

            Gary Huff, Leader

 

2/12  Striped Peak

            Pat Gritman, Leader

 

2/19  Snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge Lodge w/Alternate Hike Available

            George Moyer, Leader

 

2/26  Deer Park Road

            Rosie Tomlin, Hike Leader

 

 

3/05  Fort Worden

            Steve See, Leader

 

3/12  Port Gamble

            Judy Farnsworth, Hike Leader

 

3/19  Hansville

            Wyn Abbott, Hike Leader

 

3/26  Mt. Angeles Road & Heart of the Forest Trail

            Carlyn Syvanen, Leader

Upcoming Hike Descriptions

1/22/18 Thompson Spit

Hike: Thompson Spit & Miller Peninsula — East Approach

 

The hike begins in the new Miller Peninsula State Park parking lot just off of Diamond Point Road.  We’ll meander through the forest until coming out near the most northeast point of the peninsula, Diamond Point.  After an interesting walk through the neighborhood passing the remnants of the abandoned quarantine station we’ll step out onto the north beach and hike west along the water until we reach a shelter on Thompson Spit.  That’s where we’ll have lunch.

 

After lunch we’ll continue west and in a very short time we’ll pass the grave of Captain Thompson, the man for whom the spit is named.  Just after the grave we’ll make an abrupt turn south and enjoy a steep post-lunch climb to the top of the bluff.  There are numerous routes back to the cars but the hike leader will select which return route we’ll use.  However, we’ll continue west through forest using trails that take us back to the early part of our route and then we’ll retrace the last 1.25 miles to the parking lot. 

 

Date: 1/22/18

Distance: 9.8 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,132’

Hike Leader: Marsha Omdal

                     momdal@msn.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.

1/29/18 Fort Ward And Gazzam Nature Preserve

Hike: Fort Ward and Gazzam Nature Preserve

 

Island.  We will visit two of the parks.  We will start with Gazzam Lake Preserve on the west side of the Island.  With almost 450 acres it has a fairly “extensive” trail system through a forest of cedar and maple. Several spurs lead down to 14-acre Gazzam Lake, but we will take the last one, which leads to the best view and a bench.  Our trail to the lake goes near the highest point on Bainbridge Island, but you’d never know it from the hike.  We will then head for Close Beach, hiking down a fairly steep hill for about a half mile.  The last 10 feet of the bluff may be problematic for some of us actually getting onto the beach, but I’m sure some intrepid hikers will climb through the limbs of a leaning tree to get down.  After hiking back up the hill, we’ll return to the trailhead via a different route.

 

We’ll then drive about four miles to Fort Ward Park, formerly a state park and now a BI Metro Park, where we’ll enjoy a walk along the beach and find a picnic table at which to eat our lunch with a view before hiking up on the bluff and through the woods, passing old military barracks and buildings.  There’s also an “underwater park for scuba divers!”

 

The Gazzam Lake hike will be about five miles in length, and the Fort Ward jaunt will be about two or three.  So join us this Monday for a jaunt to explore just some of the hiking on Bainbridge Island.

 

Date: 1/29/18

Distance: 8-9 Miles (Both Venues)

Elevation: Unknown

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.  It's behind what used to be The Buzz coffee shop.
  • Public restrooms are available.
  • 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 please contact the Hike Leader as early as possible.

2/05/18 Morse Creek To Hollywood Beach

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.

 

Date: 2/05/18

Distance: 10.0 Miles

Elevation Gain: Zilch

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 $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.

2/12/18 Striped Peak

Hike:  Striped Peak

 

One of the Ramblers, Judy Farnsworth has been to Striped Peak on several occasions and this is what she has to say about the hike…

 

“Striped Peak in the Salt Creek Park and Recreation area is a great place to hike (and get lost!), with varied terrain on hiking trails, horse trails and logging roads.  Two optional jaunts included in this hike.”

 

“Hiking counter-clockwise, 6.7 miles

            Hiking up to the lookout towers for lunch will add about 1-1.5 miles.

            Hiking down to The Cove after lunch will add about a mile.

Elevation gain, about 1000 feet, more if you add The Towers and/or the Cove.”

 

“Hiking south and east at the beginning of the hike will provide views of Crescent Bay and Indian Valley.  Hiking the logging road circle will give us stunning views of the Strait and Mt Baker, weather permitting.  When we finish the logging road loop, we’ll head southeast, where you will have two choices for lunch—the lookout towers, or another Strait view lookout.” 

 

“After lunch we’ll head back to the cars via the hiking trail along the Strait, curving along the north section of the map. This section of the trail is where the Boy Scouts have done some work, adding distance signs and adding steps to the trail down to the Cove.  The Cove is a rather steep trail but the views of Striped Peak Falls (on the Olympic Peninsula Waterfalls Trail, http://www.olympicpeninsulawaterfalltrail.com/striped-peak-falls) make it worthwhile.  The Falls are about 1/3 of the way down to the Cove.  Hiking down to the Falls and the Cove will be optional.”

 

Date: 2/12/18

Distance: 6.7 Miles with two optional additions possible.

Elevation Gain: 1,000’

Hike Leaders: TBA                      

                       

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.

2/19/18 Snowshoeing At Hurricane Ridge Lodge

Hike: Snowshoeing At Hurricane Ridge

 

We will drive to the lodge on Hurricane Ridge and then decide where the best snowshoeing might be.  After a lovely road and trail walk on the snow we’ll return to the lodge where we’ll have coffee and goodies in the lobby or outside if the weather permits.

 

Lunch might be on the trail or it might be back at the lodge.  Be prepared for either possibility.

 

Date: 2/19/18

Distance: To Be Determined

Elevation: To Be Determined

Hike Leader: George Moyer

                     geormoyer@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.  It's behind what used to be The Buzz coffee shop.
  • 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.

2/26/18 Deer Park Road

Hike: Deer Park Road

 

We will begin our hike at the end of the county-maintained portion of Deer Park Road where it enters Olympic National Park.  We’ll walk along the ONP road through the forest until we’re ready for lunch.  This will probably be at a vista outlook at 5.0 miles up the road.  After lunch we’ll retrace our steps through the trees back to the car.

 

Date: 2/26/18

Distance: 9.6 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,900’

Hike Leader: Rosie Tomlin

                     roseline154@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.  It's behind what used to be The Buzz coffee shop.
  • Public restrooms are available.
  • 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 in Port Angeles, please contact the Hike Leader as early 

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