Field trip: Basic Climbing Course

Stewardship - Second Beach

Provides an opportunity for Kitsap Climbing students to accomplish their Stewardship requirement

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Meet at Three Rivers Fire Station, near the Three Rivers Resort, outside of La Push at 0945




Priority given to Kitsap Basic Climbing students

Provides an opportunity for Kitsap Basic Climbing students to accomplish their stewardship requirement. 

This activity awards the Stewardship Credit badge

We will be volunteering with Washington CoastSavers, a non-profit group that coordinates volunteers to clean up marine debris from beaches along the coastline. More information is available on the CoastSavers website:

Basic Safety Guidelines:
Be prepared for hiking through damp forests on muddy trails before emerging onto the beaches. Be careful of unstable banks, steep slopes, or slippery surfaces. Watch out for beach logs, changing tides, and slippery rocks. Come prepared for any type of weather, rain or shine, warm or cold. Rain gear may be needed as well as sun protection. Water-resistant shoes and gloves are an absolute must. Snacks and water are also recommended. A sharp knife, wire cutters, or hacksaws, can come in handy for cutting ropes buried in the sand. Once you’re on the beach, it’s simple: just collect debris items into the bag and then bring it all back to a designated drop-off location. You’ll typically see everything from plastic water bottles and chunks of styrofoam to fishing nets, tires, ropes. Pick up only what you can carry back. Never leave any bagged trash on the beach. I suggest bringing your largest capacity backpack with bungee cords and carabiners to facilitate hauling out large volumes of trash.

Olympic National Park waives its campground and wilderness permit fees for those participating in the Washington Coast Cleanup on the Friday and Saturday of the cleanup weekend. You would need to stop by the WIC office in Port Angeles to pick up a backcountry permit.

Due to the distance from Kitsap County, carpooling is encouraged


students will earn:


Second Beach

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gloves, sharp knife for cutting out rope, lunch, water, raingear, good boots

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