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Olympic Hiking Weekend (October 19-21) *FULL*

Meet-up time at Tully's: 9:30AM
Departure time from Tully's: 10:15AM

(We have reserved the upper level of Tully's so look for us upstairs!)


Mike Trygstad - can take up to 3 passengers (Tully's)

Tom Geary - Can take up to 3 passengers + luggage (Tully's)

Angie Herron - Can take 1 more passenger (Tully's)

Cristi James - Taking 3 passengers so far (Gig Harbor)

Julie Myers - Can take 2 additional passengers (Tully's)

Olympic Hiking Weekend -- 2 nights|3 days (Fri-Sun)

Retreat FAQs--NOW posted on the MESSAGE BOARD!

Go here to view parts 1 & 2:

(PART 1)

(PART 2)

This is our 11th OHW and we're looking forward to another exciting weekend of exploring the Olympic Peninsula with it's beautiful rainforests and wild coast. Some highlights of our itinerary will include:


*Travel to Forks and enjoy our first (of two) nights at Olympic Suites Inn (condo-style lodging)..on our way we'll make a stop to view the Elwha Dam removal, and possibly the Crescent Lake/Marymere Falls area..


*Hike the 9.4-mile Ozette Beach Loop

..which includes the Petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks, several miles of boardwalk, Lake Ozette, etc. We'll head to the hike to access the coast stretch of the trail at low-tide (depart Forks around 8:00AM):

(Current low tide forecast is for 10:28AM on Saturday, October 20th--for the Ozette/LaPush coastal area)

*Enjoying our second night in Forks that evening..possibly a midnight stroll through the town of Forks..


*Meander after breakfast|pack up|head out--and possibly enjoy a short hike on the way home..other options include the Rialto|La Push|Mora area, Third Beach, etc. Sometimes we visit the Lake Quinault area for a short hike|refreshment in the lodge|relaxation..


Tidbits about the Ozette Beach Loop hike:

>6.4 miles on boardwalk/trail; 3 miles along the beach. E/M Rating--(E for minimal elevation gain/loss & M for length of hike). Best conditions at LOW TIDE. Petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks (about mid-way down the beach trail section). Great photo ops! Brochures describing the hike and petroglyphs will be located at the trailhead.

Drivers need to have their National Parks Pass!

(Any Federal Lands|Golden Access|Golden Eagle pass works as well..)

*We might stop to view the continuing efforts of the Elwha Dam/Glines Dam removal projects and possibly swing by Salt Creek County Park for tidepool exploration on the way to Forks on Friday. A produce stand on the way would also be nice for fresh food options and additions to our menu!

4 2-room suites have been reserved, all ground-level




Friday evening dinner: Taco/Burrito/Tostada Bar

Saturday morning breakfast: Cereal/oatmeal/granola bars/fruit/waffles/breakfast hot dish, etc.

Saturday hiker lunch: Grab items from the take-all table

Saturday evening dinner: Baked Potato & Salad Bar

Saturday night treat: Ice cream sundeas & other snacks (popcorn, etc.). Healthy alternatives may be available: Tofutti, Soy-based ice creams, air-popped corn, veggie sticks, etc.

Sunday morning breakfast: Trailside's Signature French Toast Feast|Breakfast Casserole

Sunday lunch: Grab from the take-all table for a hike/activity or for the trip home.

*Coffee, tea, juice and water are always complimentary*

Mike's cell|[masked]

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  • nikki

    Can someone send me the group photo at Ruby Beach? I don't seem to see it posted? Thanks!

    November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Fellowship and Food. Rain was not so hot. Ruby Beach was great.

    October 25, 2012

  • nikki

    The weather was a challenge, but Mike in his wisdom, was able to plan around it. Thanks to all who participated, for lasting memories.

    October 23, 2012

  • Eric

    Fantastic weekend with great food. Rain forest did not disappoint, plenty of rain for everyone.

    October 22, 2012

  • Mike T.

    What an AWESOME weekend! The rain didn't hinder our happy and adventurous spirits. Great food, fun games, great laughs and wonderful camaraderie! Thank you to all the drivers! Thanks everyone for food donations and for helping with food prep! It was truly a free-flowing retreat this year! LOVED stopping at Ruby Beach and then at Quinault on our way home on Sunday. Bittersweet was the feeling as I wanted the retreat to continue a little longer, but I was happy in my heart to experience such a great time with wonderful people!

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was another great adventure Mike put together for all of us..a HUGE "THANK YOU" to Mike!!! Loved the Ozzette Hike & the people's passion for getting out there & just "doing it" matter the weather!! It was great getting to know new friends & spending time with old. Neil taught us a new group game that was lot's of fun & we all learned a little bit about others personalities, great laughs!! Nikki also made it possible to learn more about the group as individuals....REALLY Eric.....Ho Ho, the clown.....HAHAHA!! What a fun group to play with...THANK YOU ALL!!! :) Oh Yeah....we ran over SNOW(!!!) on the road (1/4 mile stretch), amazing!! Lastly....Thanks to all the ladies who shared my room with times...hope to do it again =}

    October 22, 2012

  • Charlotte S.

    Great fun

    October 22, 2012

  • Angie H.

    Fun filled!

    October 22, 2012

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