Placeholder Routes & Places

Trip

Urban Adventure - Mocrocks Beach

Razor Clamming for Families on the beach at Moclips! Low tide is at 4:06 and we will use our clam guns to try to bag our limits as the tide recedes. A fun winter outing for kids and their adults!

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.
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.0
  • Pace: slow

Meet at the Olympic National Forest Headquarters at 1pm to carpool or caravan to Moclips beach, about an 1.5 hour trip.  We may be parking on the beach, so bring appropriate vehicles or plan to drive with someone else.

Razor clamming is a good excuse for getting outdoors in winter.  It requires high rubber boots or waders plus a clam gun and a mesh bag for collecting clams.  Every person over age 18 needs a license on their person during the event.  All children and adults will be required to wear life jackets during the entire event.

Check out the website:  https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/

Watch the video on how to clam:  https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/howto_dig.html

If the weather is agreeable, we may stay and demonstrate how to clean and cook razor clams.  Otherwise, you can google it.

Group can stop in Aberdeen for a group dinner afterwards if desired.

Plan on departing beach by about 5pm.

This trip will be canceled if it is pouring rain, freezing cold, or snowing, as clams don't like that weather either!

Route/Place
Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Warm clothing including waterproof high boots or waders, rain gear, rain pants.

Bring change of clothes since it is still easy to get wet.

Wear a bright hat so we can find each other.  A headlamp is also handy.

Bring clam gun or shovel, collecting mesh bag, and clamming licenses if over 18.

Water, snacks, and money for eating out if desired.

Trip Reports