Weather and the ever-pounding waves shape the environment and the landscape of the Olympic Peninsula or northwest Washington state. The Olympic Peninsula is home to one of the few remnants of temperate rainforest left in the world with giant, old-growth Sitka spruce, hemlocks, cedars, alders, and maples draped in moss. 73 miles of wilderness coastline is punctuated by sharp, jutting, sea stacks, rocky inlets, and sand and pebble beaches bordered by rainforest.
Our base will be the area around Forks, Washington, reached by a 3.5 - 4 hour drive from Seattle, 4.5 - 5 hours from Portland, or 3 - 3.5 hours from Victoria, BC (including ferry).
We will explore the coastline at Rialto, Ruby, Second and First Beaches and more, as well as further inland within the quiet cathedral of the Hoh Rainforest andthe rushing Sol Duc Falls
Each day will partially be determined by the weather and we'll more likely begin later in the morning and stay out past sunset.
Some trails to the beaches are moderately steep to steep and footing is uneven, sandy, and/or slick both on trails and beaches (rocks) You should be able to negotiate this type of terrain to get the most from this trip. If you have questions, please contact me prior to registering for this trip. There is a minimum of 4 for this workshop and a maximum of 10.
Instruction, in-the-field and online image review and feedback
Snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments
Admission to sites
Transportation to and from gateway city of Forks, Washington
Transportation on site (ride sharing is encouraged. Contact me regarding ride sharing)
Meals (self-catered in accommodations)
Personal items and optional activities
Trip insurance (recommended)
Fees for activities not covered in itinerary
A release form, gear list and other information will be mailed to you upon registration.