Point No Point to Kingston

Trip

Day Hike - Point No Point to Kingston

Gulls, oh boy, it is time to go birding and see if we can separate all the gulls. We will also look for other seabirds and bird the shoreline and forest areas. The plan is to head first to Point no Point, working that area pretty thoroughly and then hit other stops on the way back toward Kingston. Both ferry rides should be good birding opportunities. This is a Naturalist Hike.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi

Meet at 7 AM at 145th Street Park and Ride in North Seattle. The park and ride is off of 5th Ave, just north of 145th street.  We will organize carpools from that place. I will figure out the expected time to arrive at Point no Point. My guess is around 9 AM, let me know if you want to meet us there.

Bring rain gear, lunch, warm and cold drinks and lots of layers. The wind along Puget Sound can be harsh. Bring binoculars and if you have a scope that will be helpful. I don't think we will do a lot of walking but be prepared to walk along the beach, through wet grass, and maybe a little mud.

We will look for all kinds of birds. I especially though want to spend some time on gulls and see if we can separate species and age classes.

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Point No Point to Kingston



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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Binoculars, lunch, rain gear, warm clothes.

If you have a spotting scope, that would be helpful.

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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