A summer hike

Join the Natural History Society for a summer hike on Tuesday, July  11th, to Hurricane Ridge with native plant buffs, Coca Sanchez and  Dana Ecelberger. Coca and Dana are local landscapers, Rare Care  volunteers, and graduates of the Land Trust’s first Northwest
Naturalist course.

We will carpool from Port Townsend to the road up to Hurricane Ridge. From there we plan to hike the Roaring Winds/Obstruction Point Trail,  a 6.4-mile round-trip hike with 1,400 feet elevation gain. Difficulty  level is moderate. No dogs allowed, per the National Park rules.

Obstruction Point Trail is the highest trail in the Park, passing  through alpine country and great viewsheds. There is a strong  possibility that we will run into snow, so bring layers for
temperature fluctuations. We expect to see early season wildflowers  such as Glacier Lily, Phlox, Frittilarias, and orchids.

Please bring your knowledge, curiosity, plenty of food and water, field guides of your choice, binoculars and hand lenses. Hiking boots,  a hat, and hiking poles are recommended. A group of 12 or less is  preferred, but we won’t turn anyone away. In case the trail is  impassable due to snow, we will hike the Mount Angeles Saddle Trail.

To RSVP, please contact Lee at JLTnatural@saveland.org.