Deer Ridge

Trip

Day Hike - Deer Ridge

Flowers! Find arnica, phlox, pearly everlasting, stonecrop, chocolate lily, paintbrush, columbine, yellow violet, wallflower, buttercup, cinquefoil, rockslide larkspur, and many more.

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,350 ft
  • Pace: (not counting sustenance, flower, and gawking breaks) 1.5 average going up, 1.75 down

9:30 AM at Sequim state park 

7:55 AM Edmonds Ferry  (there is not a good match with Bainbridge, sorry)

When registration closes, Thursday the 24th in the morning, I will send out an email to all participants with everyone's name, email, city, and zip. We can self-organize carpools to Sequim State Park.

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/deer-ridge has a full description of the exact hike.  You should have recently hiked a 3000' trail.

I scouted the trail on May 12th, there is no snow on the trail, the early mountain flowers are coming up and should be blooming: Grass Widows, phlox, pearly everlasting, and more. There are small buds on the rhodies, I can't predict these at all, we could see blooms.  

Route/Place

Deer Ridge


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
Trip Reports