Additional details to follow. Meet at Poulsbo Starbucks, then carpool to Mt Zion. Will leave Starbucks at 0915.
Posting this for Maureen, more details to follow. But if you are interested set the date aside.
RECREATION OPPORTUNITY GUIDE Olympic National Foresthttp:/www.fs.usda.gov/olympicRecommended Season SPRING SUMMER FALL WINTER Mt. Zion Trail #836Hood Canal Ranger District –Quilcene Office295142 Highway 101 S. P.O. Box 280Quilcene, WA 98376 (360)[masked]ACCESS: Mt. Zion Trail #836 starts 13 miles northwest of Quilcene on Forest Service Road 28. Take the Lords Lake Road 1.5 miles north of Quilcene on U.S. Highway 101. Follow Lords Lake Road to the lake and turn left onto FS Road #28. Continue on FS Road #28 to Bon Jon Pass. Stay to right at Bon Jon Pass and drive approximately two miles to the trailhead. FACILITIES: Trailhead parking area and vault toilet. SETTING: Conifer forest, wildflowers, scenic panoramic views of Strait of Juan de Fuca,the Cascades and Olympic Mountains.TRAIL INFORMATION: 1.8 miles in length. Grade is 15-20%. Elevation gain is 1,323 feet. Elev. Hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, viewing wildflowers and scenery. This is a short hike to the summit of Mt. Zion. The trail ascends through remnants of long-ago fires, second growth fir and cedar, spring blooming rhododendrons, Oregon grape, salal and leafy ferns. Views from the top offer vistas of Puget Sound, Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and the Cascades. Water is scarce. Boil all water before using. Please packout what you pack in. Practice LEAVE NO TRACE techniques during your trip.CLOSURES: None.TOPO MAPS: Buckhorn Wilderness Custom Correct Map or Tyler Peak USGS Quad.Revised 06/2000PASS REQUIRED: A valid Recreation Pass is required at the trailhead. Day & Annual Passes are available at FS offices and vendors, but not available at trailheads.N orthNo Scale3/2012BonJon PassMt. Zion TrailheadFS Road 27QuilceneUS Hwy 101FS Road28LordsLakeLords Lake Loop Road Snow Creek Road FS Road28Olympic National Forest FS Road 2820Pacific rhododendron, Washington’s State Flower