TRIPS & EVENTS

Olympic National Wilderness South Beach

Backpacking
DATE: Apr 21, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Apr 22, 2018 Sunday

Trip/Event Location: Seattle WA

Trip Leader(s)


EastCoastTransplant
Seattle, WA United States

Meeting Time: 5:45 AM

Max # People: 6

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: Yes, but only to cover shared expenses, and I too am paying

Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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Region: Pacific Northwest/Alaska

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Summary

This is a moderate / challenging hike.

We will meetup & have fun exploring the Pacific Coast. Hike and explore the Olympic Wilderness south beaches from Third Beach to Toleak Point & south. Camp at Toleak Point & explore further weather / time permit.

DETAILS:

Duration: 2 Days

Distance: 12.7+ Miles

Elevation: 1,140 Ft

Rating: EaModerate

Green Trail Map: Olympic Coast Beaches 99S

Goal is to always have fun, be prepared & get back safe. Please make sure to review logistics and references below. This is an overnight hike. Bring the 10 camping & hiking essentials plus whatever to keep your spirits up. Also provide room for required bear canister, which depending on the number going, we can share.

 

Please be aware that even though this is a meetup and we all want to have fun and will do our best to be stewards of each others well being, Individuals who decide to go on this trip remain responsible for his own well being. Individuals are to be in good physical health & condition. Any thing else may place individual and others in danger / compromise the fun, goal of this outing. Preference is always given to individuals with hiking/camping/wilderness experience.

LOGISTICS:

Meetup Starbucks: 5:45AM (Catch 7:05 Ferry)

Port Angeles (Pick Up Permit & Required Bear Canister): 9:30/10:00

Third Beach TH: 12:30/1:00 (Low Tide = 11:30 am / HT = 6:30 pm)

Pitch Camp Toleak Beach (Sunset - 7:13 pm)

Transportation: We will carpool. Depending on the number of people, we may need 1-3 add'l volunteer drivers.

Fees: Permits are $8/night (possibly more). Passengers please chip in $30 to drivers beforehand for volunteering to drive + gas & ferry. Ferry per passenger (each way) = $9

REFERENCES:

Weather Forecast (Pacific Beach, WA)

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/pacific-beach-wa/98571/daily-weather-forecast/351341?day=41

Tide Chart (La Push)

https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/La-Push-Quillayute-River-Washington/tides/latest

Ferry Schedule:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/Schedule/scheduledetail.aspx?tripdate=20180406&departingterm=8&arrivingterm=12&roundtrip=true

Olympic Wilderness South Coast Route:

https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/south-coast-route.htm

Olympic NP Map:

https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/upload/wildernessmap-10-25-16.pdf

Nick Botner Hike/Camp Description: (Thank you Nick!)

http://nickbotner.com/2013/04/backpacking-la-push-wa-from-third-beach-to-toleak-point/

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Trip Leader

EastCoastTransplant

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Seattle, WA


United States

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