The Outdoor Program

Ozette Coast Loop Backpacking Trip

“With sea stacks, sea otters, sea lions, and ocean scenery for as far as you can see, the 9.4-mile OzetteTriangle is one of the finest hikes on the Olympic Coast. Easily accessible and a loop hike, the Triangle (named for the loop's shape) is a perfect introduction to America's wildest coastline south of Alaska.” –Washington Trails Association

The salty, dense air of the rugged northwest coast awaits you, should you heed the challenge of this trip. We’ll hike through the temperate rainforest from Lake Ozette to Cape Alava, the westernmost point in the continental U.S. After setting up camp on the beach the group will explore tide pools, sea stacks, crustaceans and the wild flora and fauna. After being the last people in the continental U.S to see the sun dip into the pacific, with our bellies full from dinner, we will open up for a campfire, instruments encouraged. The next morning will be a leisurely 6 mile hike, three of which along the beach, bringing us back to the vans and our re-entry into civilization. This trip is open to those with all levels of experience.

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: 12/4/13, 6pm, CRC 109
Instructors: Forest Hunt
Date: 12/7/13 to 12/8/13
Location: Ozette Triangle, Wash.
Time: Depart 8am on 12/7, Arrive back on campus by 8pm on 12/8
Participant Limits: 9
Expenses and Fees: $45
Registration Cutoff: 12/4/13