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Day Hike - Duk Point to Ozette River and return

Duk Point to Ozette River and return

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9:00 PM at Lake Ozette Campground

Meet the evening of April 20th at the Lake Ozette campground or at 0830 on April 21st at the Lake Ozette Ranger Station.

Join 100’s (but never enough) of other volunteers to help clean up the Washington Coast from south of Long Beach to Neah Bay. You can learn more about the cleanup at coastsavers.org.

Our group will meet at the Ozette ranger station at 0830 on April 21st and hitch a ride to the starting point with folks from Friends of Olympic National Park. From the starting point, we'll head south toward the Ozette River. When we are done collecting trash, we'll take our haul back to waiting trucks at the starting point.

We will camp at the Ozette campground the night of 4-20. Camping is courtesy of the National Park Service since we are participating in the cleanup. (Of course, if you don’t want to camp, you can drive out the morning of the 21st, but it’s a long drive.) Folks are welcome to stay at the campground again on Saturday night -- again free of charge.

This activity is suitable for kids over 12.

There is potable water at the campground; bring everything else you will need to camp and hike. (But keep your hiking gear to a minimum – enabling you to carry more trash.) Hiking boots and clothing appropriate for the weather – stuff to keep you warm and dry will be needed.

There are a few pieces of gear that are helpful to have for the cleanup -- but certainly not necessary: A stout 6 or 8 inch fixed-blade knife (We often need to cut large diameter line), gardening gloves, and a pack board. Trash bags will be provided.

Directions to the ranger station and to the Ozette campground: Take hwy 101 through Port Angeles to Sappho. At Sappho (don’t blink) turn right onto hwy 113. Hwy 113 will merge into Hwy 112. Take Hwy 112 through Clallam Bay and past Sekiu. About 2.5 miles beyond Sekiu turn left on Hoko Ozette Road. Continue on Hoko Ozette Road to the ranger station at the end of the road. It will take about 2 hrs to get from Port Angeles to the ranger station. (Don’t be tempted to take a right on hwy 112 just out of Port Angeles – it is the sort-of-scenic-but-definitely-slow route.) If you are using a GPS or Google Maps (or a similar mapping service), you can aim at 21261 Hoko-Ozette Road, Clallam Bay, Washington.

This activity is also listed as a Conservation event.

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