Hiking and Exploring

Pacific Northwest, Washington

Thu - Tue

Jul 27 - Aug 8

Estimated Cost: $1500

Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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Max Trip Size: 6


Summer Trips, Camping, Hiking


Scott & Jodi S.

Trip Description

We’ve got lodging and camping reserved and a wonderful itinerary planned for hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest (Washington). Our focus will be hiking and photography; we’ll do a day trip to the San Juan Islands for some whale watching, exploring the rainforests and beaches of Olympic National Park, hiking in Mount Rainier National Park, and a short backpacking trip to Gem Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Flying out Thursday night and returning 12 days later on Tuesday night (8 days off work); join us for all or part of this adventure!

Itinerary (e-mail us for more details)

THU 27 JUL - Fly out after work, stay at a house near the airport

FRI 28 JUL - Buy supplies, head to Port Townsend, explore along the way, stay in hotel

SAT 29 JUL - Day trip to San Juan Island, whale watching, drive to Mora, stay in beach house

SUN 30 JUL - Hiking in Hoh Rainforest, explore Second Beach, stay in beach house

MON 31 JUL - Explore more beaches, stay in cabin on Lake Quinault

TUE 1 AUG - Hiking in Quinault Rainforest, stay in cabin on Lake Quinault

WED 2 AUG - Drive to Rainier NP, camp at Cougar Rock, short hike Reflection Lakes or Pinnacle Saddle

THU 3 AUG - Hiking Skyline Trail in Paradise Park, camp at Lodgepole

FRI 4 AUG - Hike Naches Peak Loop around Tipsoo Lake, camp at Lodgepole

SAT 5 AUG - Hike Sunrise Rim Trail, camp at Lodgepole

SUN 6 AUG - Backpack to Gem Lake and camp there

MON 7 AUG - Explore Gem Lake, hike out, stay in rental home in Snoqualmie Falls

TUE 8 AUG - Fly home