Cape Alava to Shi Shi Beach Hiking Adventure
Time & Location
About The Event
Cape Alava - Olympic National Park Adventure
Meet-Up Location: Port Angeles Wilderness Info Ctr. - 3002 Mt. Angeles Rd.
Photo Credit: Just Roughin' It - https://www.justroughinit.com/adventure/point-arches
- Healthy enough to hike along a mostly flat route but does include some steep inclines and cliff area's. Proper backpacking equipment to be self sufficient for 3+ days. Camera - you will regret it if it don't have it.
- Ham or FRS
Have you ever wanted to hike and camp on a Pacific Ocean beach? Starting from Ozette Ranger Station we will have a 3 mile hike on the boardwalk to the Cape Alava Campground where Friday night will be spent. Saturday morning we hike along the beach with a Noon low tide North for 3 miles to Seafield Creek Campground. After locating our campsite we will have the option of continuing North along the beach to Point of the Arches (Shi Shi Beach) and then return to camp to watch the sunset. Sunday after a casual morning we will hike the 6 miles back to the rangers station. Taking advantage of the near full moon and the potential for absolute perfect weather this will be a great time to put that camera to use or just enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
These campsites require reservations because of the limited number of sites. A few months ago when I made the reservations there was four going however three are unable to make it and thus there are 3 spots available to join. The plan will be to meet in Port Angeles at the Wilderness Information Ctr and pick up the permits and bear canisters (all food, garbage & scented items must be in a bear canister) and then head over to the Ozette Ranger Station trail head. Parking fee is listed as $25.00 per vehicle.
Though no vehicle overlanding is required we will need to be properly equipped for hiking and bringing in our own food and liquids. Filtration is required for any water use on site.
So if this area has been on your bucket list and you can free up next Friday - Sunday on short notice lets go enjoy! Everyone else will be envious of the pictures you post....