Backpack - Ozette Triangle


Backpack - Ozette Triangle

This easy/moderate overnight backpack of 9.4 miles and <100 ft of elevation gain follows a boardwalk through ancient forests to and from the ocean with a walk along an Olympic Coast beach in between. Offered as part of the B3 course but open to all qualified Mountaineers members over 18.

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  • Sat, May 21, 2016 — Sun, May 22, 2016
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft

Take the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry, 7:10 a.m. ferry departure, and meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles, address 3002 Mt. Angeles Road.

Join co-leaders Linda Fairchild and Linda Kuramoto for this great early season backpack trip on the coast!

Day 1 – From the Ozette Ranger Station TH, we’ll backpack 3.4 miles on a boardwalk to Cape Alava, and continue on another 3 miles on the beach to Sand Point, where we’ll set up camp.

Day 2 – In the morning, we have the option of a short day hike south of Sand Point or to Lake Ozette.  After lunch, we’ll pack up and backpack the remaining 3 miles to the TH.

 Bear canisters are required, and are available for loan from the Wilderness Information Center for a suggested $3 donation.

 There is a park entrance fee of $20 per vehicle at Ozette.  This fee is covered by the Olympic Annual Pass, America the Beautiful Interagency Pass, or Interagency Senior Pass.  Also, please plan on reimbursing the trip leader for the cost of the wilderness camping permit, which is $5/person.

This trip is offered as a teaching backpack in conjunction with the Backpacking Building Blocks course, though open to all qualified Mountaineers members over 18.  As such, the trip will include an extra focus on teaching, coaching and demonstration related to backpacking gear and skills, tailored to the needs and interests of the group.

 The trip may be cancelled or changed to another destination due to weather. 


Ozette Triangle

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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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