Backpack - Ozette Triangle


Backpack - Ozette Triangle

This is an easy 9.5 mile overnight backpack trip on the Olympic Coast, with low tide views of interesting marine life and ancient Makah petroglyphs.

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  • Sat, May 9, 2015 — Sun, May 10, 2015
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft

9:30 am, Wilderness Information Center, Olympic National Park, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Although open to all club members over age 18, this trip is also part of the B3 backpacking Building Blocks series and eligible for B3 course credit. In addition, this backpack will have a practical instructional/learning focus and offer experience in proper gear use and camp set-up techniques.

On Saturday morning, we’ll take the 7:10 am ferry from Edmonds to Kingston. We’ll then drive to the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles, where we’ll pick up our trip permit and any needed bear canisters. We’ll continue on to the trailhead at Lake Ozette. We’ll then backpack from the trailhead along the boardwalk trail for 3.3 miles to Cape Alava, set up our camp, and then explore the area on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, we’ll pack up and hike for 3.1 miles along the beach to Sand Point, stopping en route to view the petroglyphs on Wedding Rock. We’ll then hike the boardwalk trail for 3.1 miles from Sand Point back to the trailhead, and return home. Participants will share our overnight camping fee ($17 for the party).


Ozette Triangle

  • Green Trails Ozette No. 130S

    Custom Correct Ozette Beach Loop

    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 or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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