On August 22, 2018, the Natural History Society led a summer hike along the Upper Dungeness River trail.
This was an easy stroll along a roaring river and among towering trees. The forest canopy was magnificent, with old growth Douglas-fir more than 200 feet high and hundreds of years old. The forest floor was a green, mossy carpet with an array of fascinating fungi.
The trail crosses the river at 2.6 miles, and a junction at 3.2 miles takes you right to the Camp Handy shelter. This is a great turn-around spot for an easy day on the trail.
It is a 1 hour 45 minute drive to the trailhead, a good portion of which is on dirt road. Carpools were organized, and non-drivers paid $10 for gas.