Hiking Information

Co-Chairs:

Christine Grenier, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (360) 536-1640
Sue Labrie, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (206) 437-5675
Dave Burton


Hike Committee Meetings:
Contact Hike Chairman for location and time.

 
Hiking Trip Signup PDF Print E-mail

Members and Guests: How to find scheduled activities and sign up online.

Look below on this page for the list of currently scheduled Kitsap Mountaineers hikes. Guests may register to attend up to two Kitsap Mountaineers hikes at no charge to introduce you to what we have to offer. Both guests and members may view the complete list of currently scheduled Kitsap Mountaineers activities by clicking on the following link. Guest and member online registration for our activities can be completed by following the instructions once you click on the Search Kitsap Mountaineers Activities link:

Search Kitsap Branch Activities

Following are the Kitsap Branch scheduled hikes. Sign up for these hikes usually opens 2 to 3 weeks before the hike, so you may need to wait to sign up for some of the following hikes.  Not all of these hikes are listed yet on mountaineers.org.  Use the Search Kitsap Branch Activities link above to see if the hike is listed on mountaineers.org and whether it is open yet for sign up.  Please sign up using the Search Kitsap Branch Activities link above.

Apr 5, Sat. Fort Flagler State Park. (E) moderate pace. Maps:  USGS Nordland, state park map available at trailhead.  5 miles, 150ft gain.  We’ll start by the boat launch and walk east along the beach for 2.25 miles.  We’ll then head up to the park’s interior and follow a loop along trails through a forest of fir, cedar, maple, and alder back to the parking lot.  Highlights include historic structures and views across Port Townsend Bay to Port Townsend.  Meet at the Church of the Nazarene in Poulsbo at 9 am.  Discovery Pass required.  Leader:  Dianne Carey, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (253) 219-8431.

Apr. 19, Sat. Kloshe Nanitch (Lookout). Moderate/Strenuous, 9.5 miles, 2500' elevation. Map: USGS Snider Peak.  Great views of Lake Cresent and Mount Olympus.  If we have two cars available then the hike will be starting at the Mt Muller trailhead and going to the Kloshe Nanitch trailhead. The Mt Muller trailhead is just 5 miles east of the Kloshe Nanitch trailhead on highway 101. The hike will be 3 miles to Jim's Junction and then turn west for another 3.5 miles on the Snider Ridge trail. Then we will stop at the Kloshe Nanitch lookout. After that it is just over 3 miles to the Kloshe Nanitch trailhead. Over 9.5 miles and just under 2500' elevation gain.  Meet at 7:30am at the Poulsbo Chuch of the Nazarene Park and Ride.  Leader: Mark Thibault, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (360) 860-1037.

May. 17, Sat. Mt Rose #814. Moderate/Strenuous, 6.4 miles, 3550' elevation. Map: USGS Mt Skokomish.  This is a challenging hike-one of the steepest trails in the Olympics. Great for conditioning, Rose offers a few scenic rewards too, from beautiful high-elevation old-growth forests to a knockout view of Lake Cushman from 3500 feet directly above it.  Northwest Forest Pass required.  Meet at 8:00am at the Poulsbo Chuch of the Nazarene Park and Ride.  Leader: Mark Thibault, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (360) 860-1037.

 
Hiking Difficulty levels PDF Print E-mail

(W) Walks: Short distance, social paced, for everyone including families with children and Mountaineers who have been slowed by time.
(E) Easy: Up to 8 miles R/T with less than 1200' elevation gain.
(M) Moderate: Up to 12 miles, or with 1200'-2500' elevation gain.
(S) Strenuous: Up to 14 miles, or  with 2500' to 3500' elevation gain.
(VS) Very Strenuous: over 14 miles, or with over 3500' elevation gain.

Pace of the trip is defined as:
(1) Leisurely pace: The slowest pace trips.
(2) Social pace: Less than 2 miles per hour. Suitable for conversation and observation.
(3) Normal pace: Approximately 2 miles per hour.
(4) Fast pace: Greater than 2 miles per hour.

 
Carpooling, Cross Sound Transportation & The Meeting Places PDF Print E-mail

Northern Olympic Peninsula hikes initially meet at the Park-n-Ride at the Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 22097 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo, WA. It is on Viking Way, north of Hwy 305, adjacent to the Washington State Patrol office (talk about secure parking!)
Southern Olympic Peninsula hikes meet at the Bremerton National Airport.
Port Townsend members anticipate meeting at Fat Smitty's in Discovery Bay.
Kitsap recommends taking the Kingston Ferry when coming from the mainland.

Mileage
For driver/passenger planning purposes, the one way distance from Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene to: Heart of the Hills Ranger Station, Heather Park, and Lake Angles trailheads is 63 miles. Hurricane Ridge Parking Lot is 75 miles. Camp Handy Trailhead is 59 miles. Tubal Cain Trailhead is 61 miles. Silver Lakes Trailhead is 62 miles.

 
Ten Essentials PDF Print E-mail

Required on all Mountaineers trips over land

1. Navigation
2. Sun Protection
3. Insulation
4. Illumination
5. First-aid supplies
6. Fire
7. Repair kit and tools
8. Nutrition (extra food)
9. Hydration (extra water)
10. Emergency shelter

 
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