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.

Click the following link to view the currently scheduled Kitsap Mountaineers hiking activities.  Guests may register to attend up to two Mountaineers activities at no charge to introduce you to what we have to offer.

Search Kitsap Mountaineers Hiking Activities

To register for an activity, first log in to the Mountaineers site and then select the activity.  On the activity page start the registration process for that activity by clicking the Register button.

 
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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