Stewardship - Mount Ellinor


Stewardship - Mount Ellinor

Hike up Mt Ellinor to inform hikers about Mt Goat Safety and the status of the relocation of Mt Goats from throughout the Olympic Penninsula to National Forests in the North Cascades, a colossal ecological restoration project.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 3.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,444 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,944 ft
  • Pace: slow to almost slow

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Haggen's Food and Drugs on Cooper Point RD.  We'll meet in the large front parking lot on the far left side, over by the trees. 

Because of COVID-19 Safety Protocol, everyone will need to drive their own vehicle unless they are from the same family or pod.  

The public contact aspect of this trip may prove too slow, too formal, or awkward for those who want a routine trip up Mt Ellinor.  Please take this into consideration before registering. 

We will start from the Upper Trailhead and be traveling slow.  There will likely be a lot of hiker traffic on Labor Day which means we will be modeling safe distancing and masking up as hikers approach.  We will be contacting hikers about Mt Goat Safety issues, the problems caused by Habituation, and announcing that the Lethal removal of the remaining Mt Goats will begin on September 9.   

Generally, hikers are very receptive to learning anything new about the Mt Goat Translocation Project.  We will have handouts to share for anyone interested as well as a short verbal description of Mt Goat history in the Olympic Penninsula, the past issues that have lead up to the translocation, the status of Mt Goat relocation, and the current plan for the removal of the remaining Mt Goats. 


participants will earn:


Mount Ellinor

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Lunch, plenty of water, sun protection and camera,

Printed literature provided by the US Forest Service  - Olympic National Forest 

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