Olympic Coast North: The Shipwreck Coast


Backpack - Olympic Coast North: The Shipwreck Coast

Ocean wilderness. Gorgeous camps and beach delights. Friday to Monday on Memorial Day Weekend.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 25.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 2 MPH

TBD.  Depends on getting permit for Yellow Banks

Challenging beach and bluff hiking, including mud and slime covered boulders. Preliminary plan is to start at North and camp at Yellow Banks, Norwegian Memorial and Chilean Memorial.  $8 ONP fees per person per night.  There should be about half of each day available to explore the beach and the another half to hike to the next camp.  Leader's permission required.  Please let me know you are in proper condition for this trip and have backpacking experience. Bear cannister required.


Olympic Coast North: The Shipwreck Coast

  • Custom Correct North Olympic Coast

    Green Trails Ozette No. 130S

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister 
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
  • Full raingear
  • Tidetable
  • Time piece
  • Trekking poles
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