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Olympic Peninsula Chapter Calendar

Olympic Peninsula: Mt. Ellinor

Calendar
Olympic Peninsula
Date
August 24, 2018

Description

Meet 8:30 AM, at the Hoodsport Ranger/Visitor Station (150 North Lake Cushman Rd, Hoodsport) to arrange carpools to the trailhead. Mt. Ellinor has spectacular wildflowers including alpine endemics; we’ll capture our observations to start a Native Plant Society list for this hike. In addition to wildflowers, the mountain’s purple argillite top, resting on basalt greenstone geology is stunning, and if the weather is clear we’ll have broad, magnificent views as well. We’ll start hiking at the upper trailhead (3,500 ft elev), and take a leisurely pace but ascend ~ 2,500 ft in 1.6 mi, to reach the summit (5,944 ft elev). We are planning to have plenty of time to explore, thus this will be a long day. Joanne Schuett-Hames and Sharon Schlentner are the trip leaders: we have openings for 10 per-sons. Contact Joanne Schuett-Hames ( or 360-866-1698) for sign-up and/or further information. NW Forest Pass or equivalent needed to park at the trailhead.