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Q2-2018 Hike Schedule

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Q2-2018

(April, May, and June)

4/02    Johnson Creek

                        Doug Smith, Leader

 

4/09    Dosewallips Road to Cascades          

                        Carlyn Syvanen, Leader

 

4/16    Lower Gray Wolf Trail

                        Peg Phillips, Leader

 

4/23    Mount Walker

                        Wyn Abbott, Leader

 

4/30    Dan Kelly Towers

                        Steve See, Leader

 

 

5/07    Little River Trail

                        Gretha Davis and Doug Davis, Leaders

 

5/14    Rhody Tour

                        Judy Farnsworth, Leader

 

5/21    Dungeness Spit Lighthouse

                        Marge Pieratt, Leader

 

5/28    Deer Ridge Trail

                        Gary Huff, Leader

 

 

6/04    Deception Pass North (Whidbey Island)

                        Pat Gritman, Leader

 

6/11    Tubal Cain Trail

                        Pat Cleall, Leader

 

6/18    Joyce Piedmont Road/Eden Valley Road Key Exchange

                        Steve See and Richard Serkes, Leaders

 

6/25    Marmot Pass Trail

                        Gary Huff, Leader

Upcoming Hike Descriptions

4/23/18 Mount Walker

Hike: Mount Walker

 

Mount Walker was the first hike for the Monday Ramblers back in October of 2013 and it’s always interesting to go back.  Although the trail is only two (2) miles in length it’s considered a difficult trail due to its grade.  It’s always steep and in places the grade is 25% making the climb a serious challenge.  The elevation gain is 2,100’ which is also part of the challenge to get to the top of Mount Walker.

 

There is a road which climbs to the top of Mount Walker at a much more comfortable grade but it more than doubles the length of the hike, the road being five (5) miles in length as compared to the much shorter although much steeper two-mile trail.

 

Once off the trail at the top of Mount Walker we’ll be at the North Viewpoint.  From there we’ll walk a mere half mile (0.5 miles) to the South Viewpoint for even better views and lunch.  After that it’s back down to the cars.

 

Hikers can elect to go up or down the trail and/or the road.  Using the trail both ways will be a little more than a four-mile hike. Using the trail one way and the road the other will be a little more than a seven-mile hike, and using the road both ways will be a ten-mile hike.

 

Date: 4/23/18       

Distance: 4-10 Miles (Distance depends on the route the hiker selects)

Elevation Gain: 2,100’

Hike Leader: TBA

                                      

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 as possible.

4/30/18 Dan Kelly Towers

Hike: Dan Kelly Towers 

 

The following description was offered by Steve See…

 

“This will be a new destination for the Ramblers and will include a little challenge as we head down from the towers. The route will take us to some great views to the south overlooking Indian Valley, the Elwha River and valley, and the 'ex' Lake Aldwell.  Also if it's clear, Pyramid Peak to the north and other peaks to the south and southeast will be visible.” 

 

“The hike will be a loop of 9.5 miles with an elevation gain of 2041 feet. After reaching the towers we will head down to the Adventure Route and head west past the "Living Room" back to our cars on Eden Valley Road.”

   

“As mentioned before, this will be a challenge for some hikers. As we leave the towers, the decent is 1296 feet in 1.2 miles with a couple of steep pitches to go down. Hiking poles are recommended and even micro-spikes have been suggested. There also is a short steep climb on the way up to the towers. Therefore, this will be considered a moderate to difficult hike.”

 

Date: 4/30/18  

Distance: 9.5

Elevation Gain: 2,041’

Hike Leader: Steve See

                     stevesee@ymail.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.

5/07/18 Little River Trail (Lower)

Hike: Little River-Bottom to Last BridgeThe Little River trail starts near Port Angeles and goes about 8 miles up to end on the Hurricane Hill Trail near the parking area. This Monday the plan will be to start at the bottom near Port Angeles and go about 5 miles up the trail and stop at the fifth footbridge crossing Little River for lunch, then return to our cars.

After the trail enters ONP at 1.1 miles, it is entirely old growth and is a diverse and lush example of why the Olympic forests are some of the most beautiful conifer forests in the world. The trail is lightly used and very natural. The foot bridges we will cross can be slippery when wet, but are not difficult. Date: 5/07/18

Distance: 9.2 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,880’

Hike Leaders: Gretha Davis and Doug Davis

                       gretha.d@wavecable.comand doug.d@wavecable.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.

5/14/18 Rhody Tour

Hike: Rhody Tour 

 

A hike description will be made available at a later date.  Please check back.

 

Date: 5/14/18  

Distance: Unknown

Elevation Gain: Unknown

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.  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.

5/21/18 Dungeness Spit To Lighthouse

Hike: Dungeness Lighthouse

 

This hike begins in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge with a 0.5 hike through a tree lined trail down to the beach and the Dungeness Spit. It’s approximately a 5.0 mile hike to the lighthouse where we’ll have lunch before returning to the cars.

 

Date: 5/21/18

Distance: 11.0

Elevation Gain: Negligible 

Hike Leader: Marge Pieratt

                     Pieratts57@wavecable.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.

5/28/18 Deer Ridge Trail

Hike: Deer Ridge Trail

 

Our next hike is Deer Ridge (Trail #846). We will begin our hike at Slab Camp where the trail starts its climb to the top of Blue Mountain and Deer Park.  The distance to where Trail #846 comes to a junction with the Three Forks Trail is a total of 5.2 miles.  This is not quite to the summit of Blue Mountain.  Please note that depending on the time of year the trail at the top of Blue Mountain may not be accessible due to snow and ice.  The hike leader will discuss this before leaving the parking lot.

 

Some Ramblers may not want to go all the way to the junction with the Three Forks Trail.  Feel free to go as far as you like, stop for lunch and then return to the cars.  But let the leader or the sweep know what you’re going to do.  The hike leader needs to know where people are.

 

Date: 5/28/18

Distance: 10.7 Miles

Elevation Gain: 3,022’

Hike Leader: Gary Huff

                     glhuff2@olypen.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 8:30A.  Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier for announcements and car assignments.  The reimbursement for the drivers will be 

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