Shi Shi Beach


Backpack - Shi Shi Beach

Shi Shi Beach

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
1:30 PM at Shi Shi Beach trail head
This trip will be to participate in the annual beach cleanup which is co-sponsored by the National Park Service and The clean up is of stuff that washes in from the ocean during winter storms: mostly parts of fishing nets, and a disturbing number of plastic bottles. We'll do some of this, and we will also just enjoy the incredible beauty of this place.

Because we are getting there Saturday, we may not get the group camping site which will mean that the group will be spread over several sites. We'll see what we get. It is pretty much a guarantee that it will rain during some part of the weekend, and then there will be a spectacular blue sky. We will not get back until late that Monday.

I might leave Seattle Friday afternoon and camp at Salt Creek Recreation Area, which is to the west of Port Angeles on the Strait of Juan De Fuca. If you leave from Seattle on Saturday, you will have to catch an early ferry and you should be warned that even early ferries can fill up quickly. Car pooling is highly encouraged for this trip as it is a long ways and the costs add up. Typically, each person in a car contributes $40-50 for their part of the ferry fare, gas, and various permits that are required. Bring lots of 5- and 10-dollar bills to settle up accounts at the end of the trip.

Kids are welcome, but please let me know when you sign up.

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Shi Shi Beach

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