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Stroll Nisqually with Andy


Type of Activity: Easy Hike            

Location: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Distance: ~4 miles or so        

Elevation gain: N/A

Difficulty: Easy

Fee: Yes $3 per car or America the Beautiful Pass

Description: I am suffering from sunshine overload here in Tucson so am making a quick Oly visit to get some liquid sun.  Join me on a pleasent stroll at Nisqually. This trail starts just prior to the Nisqually River Overlook and is on top of an earthen dike. The salt water tidal estuary is to the north of the trail and freshwater wetlands are to the south. The first 1/2 mile is on top of an earthen dike, the rest is boardwalk. At the beginning of the boardwalk, there is a viewing tower with great views into freshwater wetlands and the salt marsh. There is a mounted spotting scope on the tower. Further along the boardwalk is the Shannon Slough Viewing Blind, the McAllister Creek Viewing Platform, and the boardwalk terminates at the Puget Sound Viewing Platform

Parking pass required?

Dog Friendly? Sorry no furry friends on this one

Remember to bring:  10 Essentials, Water, sunscreen, gas $ for drivers, bag for dirty boots.

Weather: Current forecast calls for scattered showers and high of 51. Click here for current forecast.

Hiking Basics: or

For more information: Nisqually NWR


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  • Judy K

    Glad you could spend some time here in WA, Andy - a great group!

    March 20, 2013

  • Allen M.

    Andy, thanks for organizing this outing. After a long break I enjoyed participating again and putting some names and photos with real people.
    Speaking of photos, Flo, I loved those pix--you really didn't take those with an iPhone did you?
    Looking forward to more hikes.

    March 11, 2013

  • Brian P.

    It was very nice to have a easy hike to start out with.

    March 9, 2013

  • Andy

    Thanks everyone for coming out, folks got to go at their own pace and enjoy Nisqually as they wanted.

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry we separated from the group - the temptation to bird was just too great. We did find the owl family eventually :)

    March 9, 2013

  • Carol

    Hey, just want to let you know that my "yes" is more of a "maybe". Struggling with arthritis and it's really one day at time. Don't know what kind of day I'm having until I get up in the morning. Since I don't know of anyone yet, can I assume you'll gather at the check-in station?

    March 8, 2013

    • Andy

      Carol, yes we will be at the check in station.

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, need to make a quick trip down to Portland. Sorry to miss it!

    March 8, 2013

  • Alan P.

    Hey! Bring some of that sunshine with ya buddy, we need it !

    1 · March 1, 2013

    • Andy

      Alan, will do my best, we have plenty.

      March 2, 2013

    • Alan P.

      Andy, switching to Friday. See you then.

      March 5, 2013

  • Darlene G

    Perfect. It has been a long time. I look forward to seeing you again.

    March 1, 2013

    • Andy

      Thanks Darlene, I am looking forward to catching up with folks.

      March 2, 2013

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