Lower Big Quilcene


Day Hike - Lower Big Quilcene

Turkey trot hike to burn off some calories and Opt Outside

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

0800 at the trailhead

Day-after Thanksgiving hike in the forest.  Smell the fir trees, the damp moss, cedar.  The river carries on a conversation with the trees.  Raindrops hang from the tips of branches. 

If coming from Seattle or east side of the Sound a ferry ride may be involved.  

This is a Phase 2 trip.


Lower Big Quilcene

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
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