Second Beach


Backpack - Second Beach

Leisurely backpack on the Olympic Peninsula to photograph seascapes and sunsets

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  • Sat, May 6, 2017 — Sun, May 7, 2017
  • Seattle Backpacking Committee
  • Photography, Backpacking
  • 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft


We will meet at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles at 9am on May 6th. I will send out email addresses for you to arrange carpools prior to departure. If you do not want to carpool or you uneasy about privacy considerations please let me know by April 30th.


Second Beach near La Push is an easy backpack with a beautiful destination. Because of this, the camping are fills up, hence the early start time. But don't worry, there is plenty of beach to explore and photograph once we establish camp. I'm hoping we'll be in a good location to catch the setting sun in the arch on the high side of the beach. There will also be a wilderness fee - I will have the details closer to the event but shouldn't be more than $10.


Second Beach

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, we will be expected to carry our own water as water is unreliable at the beach
  • Bear canister (for the small critters)
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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