Trip Report    

Backpack - Ozette Triangle

A fantastic hike along the coast with abundant wildlife and featuring petroglyphs of the Makah people. Surprisingly beautiful conditions made for an excellent weekend of backpacking and sunsets.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Route was  as expected.  Completing the triangle in a clockwise fashion, hiking SW  o South Sand Point, North to Cape Alava, and SE back to Ozette Ranger Station.  With camps at South Sand Point and Cap Alava, this was a good route as it allows you to enjoy a nice campfire on the last night (campfires are not permitted south of Wedding Rocks).

For mid April, we were delighted with nothing but sunny skies and warm weather. With highs in the upper 50's and lows in the mid 40's, you really can't ask for better backpacking conditions.   We had plenty of opportunity to relax by the ocean or enjoy the tidepools.



While we couldn't spot the distant seals responsible for the barking we heard at Cape Alava, we were treated to plenty of sea birds, including Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, American Crows, Harlequin Ducks, and Black Oystercatchers.


Best of all though was the fellowship of a fantastic group of backpackers.