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Backpack - Shi Shi Beach

Shi Shi Beach

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7:00 AM at Aurora Transit Center
Children must be in attendance with an adult. Sign up all children when signing up adults. Food Storage Method: Hard-sided food containers are required to store all food, garbage and scented items. Hanging food is prohibited because raccoons climb trees and jump onto food bags and tear them apart. Approved containers can be rented for a nominal fee from the Port Angeles Ranger Station; we will stop there to take a break and pick up the hiking permit. Further questions about containers can be answered by calling (360) 565-3100. We will stop at the Makah Museum to obtain a recreation permit which is required by the Makah Tribe. The cost for the permit is $10 per car and is valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased. We can also choose at that time as a group to visit the Museum. Overnight parking for Shi Shi is only allowed at designated private parking lots there is a daily fee; EXACT CASH ONLY of $10 per car per day. We can drop our backpacks off at the trailhead; the designated parking area is about a ½ mile walk. Build campfires on the beach and use driftwood only to protect tree roots in forested areas. Toilet Facilities: 3 Pit toilets are available at Shi Shi Beach. One is at the north end, one near Petroleum Creek and one near Willoughby Creek. Always use toilets! It is my goal to camp near Petroleum Creek. Water Sources: Petroleum Creek and Willoughby Creek. Most coastal water sources have a tea-stained appearance. The light tan color originates from tannin leached from leaves. Boil, filter or treat your water. Giardia is known to exist in coastal streams.
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